• Jan 27, 2010
There was only one 1912 Blackiston, and no one knows what became of it. That is perhaps a good thing, since the car is most famous for being a one-of-a-kind, having an engine cover so large you couldn't see what was in front of it, and manslaughter. The product of George P. Blackiston, more tinkerer than visionary, his leviathan was a tribute to, well, no one knows, really. But it existed, and to the true tinkerer not much else matters. We won't spoil the it for you – if you enjoy a bit of intrigue with your internal combustion, then click on through to Hemmings for a good story well told.

[Source: Hemmings]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I know where the car is. I sold it on ebay for 10 bucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't imagine how he thought that was a good idea. The car, I mean.
      Truly 20 to 30 mph would be quite dangerous in a car where you can't see the road in front of you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next time you tweet something on your blog, read the article you link to.

      murder != manslaughter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny how there was no regulation regarding what kind of cars could be driven on public roads back then. I think you'd be arrested pretty quickly for driving something like that on the street today.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Was driving the automobile at a dangerous speed, of from 20 to 30 miles an hour; that the machine had a hood 5 feet 7 inches high; that it was driven on the left side of the road, and that no warning was given Mrs. Huth of its approach."

      I'm sorry, but I got quite a chuckle out of that. Still sad to hear someone died as result though, even some 95 years later.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Perhaps Mrs. Huth was hard of hearing. That car must have made a hell of a racket as it barreled down the road.