After yard work got cut short by a light rain it
was decided a cruise on the information highway was
in order. And as happens the page ended up with a
picture of a rare vehicle.
The 1941 Stevens/Ledbetter Western Flyer that was
created when two halves of a Brooks Stevens van
were put together and artistic license given free
reign. And the motor-home is for sale.
The original Books Stevens looked something like
this 1940 Western Clipper.
Clifford Brooks Stevens was not a one hit wonder.
He designed the vehicles shown here but also
designed furniture, he designed the Wienermobile
fleet, the Miller Brewing logo, redesigned the
1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk, Harley Davidson
motorcycles, Jeep Wagoneer, engines for Briggs and
Stratton, the Skytop Lounge observation cars for
the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific
Railroad, and a series of Excalibur cars based on
1930s Mercedes roadster among others.
One of our personal favorites of his many
creations is the Zephyr Land Yacht that he designed
And to think, his father pushed him to draw as a
child when he was stricken with polio. If you’d
like to learn more about the man and his designs,
please go to his bio page.
Although he is no longer with us we’re sure
sure vision will live on.
Comments are always welcome.