There are hundreds of American automakers that sprung up during the dawn of the automotive era, only to fold into obscurity or get gobbled up by what would eventually become the Big Four (yes, we're counting AMC here). Oakland is one such company, which was the forbearer for General Motors' Pontiac division. Sold until 1931, you simply don't see Oakland-badged cars anymore. Unless, that is, you know Brian Bent.

Bent drives a 1927 Oakland that still rides on wooden wheels. Its original wooden wheels, from the sound of it. That makes this anachronist and his Oakland the perfect subject for a Petrolicious video. Like many of the cars highlighted by Petrolicious, this old Oakland has had some work done to it, featuring a Pontiac flathead engine that's been pushed forward and a clutch pack built by Bent.

Take a look below for a closer look at this rare and fascinating Oakland.


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      SONY
      • 10 Months Ago
      Looks like it drives like it's about to "let go" at any time.... Haha....Not ME :-)
      Rex Monaco
      • 10 Months Ago
      Brian is a truly awesome dude. I'm glad to see he's getting some recognition. They should have used his band, The Pioneers, as the background music and played 'Cruzin' with my Lord' though.
      Teleny411
      • 10 Months Ago
      Whoa! That dude's really cool! Love the Oakland! It looks scarey and fun all at the same time. :)