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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!)

  5. SOMEBODY BUY ONE SO I CAN “Fix” IT!!!

  6. Zolacolor // August 16, 2011 at 10:34 am //

    Best. Car. EVAR!!!

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

  8. mario 64 // July 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm //

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

  9. Anonymous // July 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm //

    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 //

      or get military car

  10. escher24 // July 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm //

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

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

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

  12. ford 291 // July 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm //

    i want that car

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

    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. simswim99 // June 25, 2011 at 7:11 am //

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

  18. bonsy10 // June 24, 2011 at 6:41 pm //

    There’s another problum more wheels=more sqeak!

  19. car nerd // June 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm //

    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.

    • Amazing Cop // July 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm //

      That’s true. It never says anything about the cars performance.

      • it doesn’t matter!
        (a) to hard to park.
        (b) you’d have to mortgage your house to get new tires.

  20. supercar // June 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm //

    eeewwwww! this sucks! i cant look any more!

  21. boz life // June 24, 2011 at 8:51 am //

    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 //

    Reminds me of a train.

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

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

  24. Higuy19 // June 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm //

    HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😑

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

    messed up

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

    SOO FRESHH

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

    thats pretty cool yet messed up

  28. leopard16 // June 21, 2011 at 11:40 am //

    UGLY & SOOOOOOOOO AWFUL!!!!!!

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

    that would be so asome to ride!!

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