A weekend in Sequoia National Park with a Rickenbacker "8"


This two pictures were taken from the Los Angeles Examiner, Sunday April 17th, 1926. The story in the paper explained how a weekend trip with a Rickenbacker "8" was in Sequoia National Park. The Rickenbacker was sent out by the Western Auto Company & Sperl Motor Car Company to try out the new roads which were almost completed through and around the park. The roads were widen to 20' wide and the steep 17% grades were shaved down to 8%. You now could drive through the park without having to take the car out of high gear. It was noted at the end of the article how well the Rickenbacker "8" drove through the park. It also stated the impressive amount of power the Rickenbacker 8 cylinder had compared to other cars.