Before there was REO Speedwagon, the band, there was the REO Speedwagon, the vehicle. These early pickup trucks were especially popular with farmers… which, for all we know, might also play a part in the musical success of the band of the same name. (Bonus: While you browse these vintage car ads, appropriate musical accompaniment can be found here.)

REO Speedwagon, 1920s-style

July 23, 1920: From the The Alliance Herald (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.)

 

Haul your grain to market!

July 05, 1921: From the The Alliance Herald (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.)

 

See the famous REO Speedwagon in the truck show…

January 21, 1920: From the Evening public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


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