1910: Octoauto

‘The Octoauto was an eight wheel car created by Milton O. Reeves, using a 1910 Overland and four more guncart-style wheel. Over 20 feet long, Reeves claimed that by having eight tires, each tire lasted longer.’
- Wikipedia

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  1. Jedediah Solomon

    Years later, someone built a cement mixer with the same configuration of two front and two rear drive-axles… just goes to show What goes around comes around

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  2. Thorby

    I doubt each tire last twice as long as the tires on a four-wheeled car, so having twice as many tires was a losing proposition.

    Also, the increase in mechanical complexity probably meant the car was much more expensive to maintain.

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