Brooks Steam Bus, Engine and Automobile
|The next pictures were provided by Brian McMorran. Thank you, Brian.|
Brooks Steamer Brochure
This steam automobile was part of the Brooks steam bus enterprise. Several were made. The story we get is from a reliable person who was talking to Alick Clarkson at his ranch near Douglas, Arizona during an early 1960’s steam club meet. Alick said that Brooks instructed him (and we assume Eric Delling who was also working for Brooks) to design a steam car in a hurry. Brooks did not appear to be serious about being in the steam car business and just wanted something to go along with the bus and for selling stock. Therefore Alick said that they copied a Stanley as closely as they could because they knew that it ran. That explains why two very talented steam vehicle designers produced a workable, but in no way sophisticated, steam auto design. The Brochure as a pdf file, Click Here.