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1911 Overland OctoAuto

1911 Overland OctoAuto

1911 Overland OctoAuto

More wheels equal a smoother ride, right? That was designer Milton Reeves’s logic when he introduced the 20-foot-long Overland OctoAuto. He also thought using eight tires would allow each one to last longer. Customers didn’t buy it. Reeves displayed the OctoAuto at the very first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. He received exactly zero orders.

42 Comments on 1911 Overland OctoAuto

  1. I wondering how did it steer? Did all 4 front tires steer?

  2. I wondering how did it steer? Did all 4 front tires steer?

  3. Cool car! I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!

  4. Eek! Spider! (Actually spiders are cool so yay octocar!)


  6. Best. Car. EVAR!!!

  7. OLD SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. are you crazy mr.reeves? more wheels does not mean a smoother ride!!!

  9. Wait… I see his logic. Let’s say one wheel fell off. The car would still work because there are still 7 wheels holding it up.(Plus, 7 is a lucky number, so the car’s owner might have good luck.) In fact, this car could withstand the middle 4 wheels off because 4 wheels would still be holding it up.

    • I take that back! What everyone says about this trash is true! More wheels = more ugly, more squeak, morgageing your house, and my logic, A BETTER CHANCE OF TIPPING OVER!!!!!!!!
      Mikey, you COULD just park it by the building you’re at, but I don’t think that’s a very good idea. Someone could steal it.

      • parking a 20 foot car by a building? i think not!and more wheels means more wheels go over a bump!

    • your worst nightmare // August 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm // Reply

      or get military car

  10. What, four wheels wasn’t enough already, Mr. Reeves?

  11. The Cyclist // July 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm // Reply

    Nice car!! What’s it’s performance stats?

  12. i want that car

  13. Totally awesome man // July 5, 2011 at 12:06 pm // Reply

    How old was this guy when he graduated pre-school?!

  14. hate it

  15. So is this what spider man would drive on a count of the eight tires. So is this the spider mobile?

  16. its not that bad. but… it is huge…

  17. Congratulations!!!! Mr. Milton Reeves, you failed

  18. There’s another problum more wheels=more sqeak!

  19. how did it perform? Just because nobody bought dosen’t mean it was a bad car. From the information that is given, the only thing that we can understand is that people didn’t like it. There is nothing stating how well the car performed.

  20. eeewwwww! this sucks! i cant look any more!

  21. Why would he think that more wheels would equal a smoother ride? More like an uglier ride!!!

  22. kyletheterrorizer // June 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm // Reply

    Reminds me of a train.

  23. Beatlesfan // June 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    Why the heck would more tires make the ride smoother or last longer?

  24. HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😡

  25. cheezesneeze // June 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm // Reply

    messed up

  26. a totally fresh guy // June 22, 2011 at 11:46 am // Reply


  27. an awesome guy // June 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm // Reply

    thats pretty cool yet messed up


  29. Cool Person // June 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm // Reply

    that would be so asome to ride!!

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