Chronicles – May 2016 through June 2016

A collection of videos and pictures to chronicle the recreation of this transcontinental road trip.

The following collection of videos chronicle the preparation for this transcontinental trip.  Once the adventure starts additional videos will be posted to record the recreation of this trip 100 years after CW Tuthill and PG Scull made the trip in 1916.




June 26th, 2016: The fenders, windshield, gas tank and steering column get reinstalled.  We kept the doors off so it would be easier to paint the signage. Then we inspected and re-packed all 4 wheel bearings.

June 20th, 2016: Our transmission guy says the tranny on the spare engine is in great shape. No sign of wear.

June 4, 2016: The Maxwell goes back to its original black color. Here is Chris Urban transforming the Maxwell back to black.


May 29, 2016: We had some nice “Red Kap” brand button work shirts created and are selling them to help fund the trip. The shirts are 65% Polyester / 35% Cotton, have two front pockets and a button front.

We are selling these shirts for $30, plus $7 shipping.  We have Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes.  If you want to support this adventure with a purchase use the contact us link and we can make arrangements to get one out to you.  Thanks!

May 12, 2016: Work continues to prepare the Maxwell for a black paint job. Removing canopy, doors and dash is in progress.

April 2016 – We will be painting the Maxwell black because that is the only color they came in back in 1916. We had some help from Becca to do this:



  • Introducing the Maxwell for the 100 year anniversary road trip

  • In prep for the painting it has to be wet sanded.

  • We have a spare Maxwell engine that needs a bit of work.  It was interesting to find it was owned or worked on by a Howard  E. Darby of Norwood, Ohio back in 1921.

  • A quick search on the web and we found Howard had a patent on a shifter mechanism with the Cincinnati Bickford Tool Company.  For all we know he may have worked on this transmission with regards to he patent.





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