Fast Brass

Exhibition at the Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville, GA, USA

from 4 October 2022 to 29 January 2023

Fast Brass refers to the years 1900-1920, often called in the United States “the Brass Era” because of the massive radiators and the many polished brass accessories that decorated the automobiles of that time.

More specifically, the Savoy Automobile Museum presents a dozen racing cars from 1907 to 1915. In this pioneering era, racing was the best way to develop and improve cars, and for manufacturers to make themselves known. Many of the cars presented participated in historic American races such as the Venderbilt Cup or the first Indianapolis 500 miles in 1911.

Loaned by individuals or other American museums, the Fast Brass exhibition is a rare opportunity to see these glorious cars of the early 20th century, mainly American brands such as Buick, Ford, Mercer, Stutz, but a very rare Renault (10 to 12 copies only) built specifically for Willie K. Vanderbilt is also part of the exhibition. Here is the list of cars presented:

  • 1907 American Underslung
  • Renault Type AI 35/45 HP Vanderbilt Racer from 1907
  • 1909 ALCO “Black Beast” Racer
  • 1909 Buick Model 16 Racecar
  • 1911 Mercer Raceabout Type 35C
  • Packard Model 30 from 1912
  • 1913 Ford Model T Speedster
  • 1913 Inter-State Gentlemen’s Roadster
  • 1913 Marmon Speedster
  • 1914 Stutz Bearcat
  • 1915 Stutz «H.C.S.» Speedster

Please note that the 1909 ALCO “Black Beast” Racer and the 1911 Mercer Raceabout Type 35C will be joining the exhibition at a later date.

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