Across the country, museums and historical groups regularly display exceptional examples of early American transportation. They are to be complimented for the extraordinary efforts they've taken to preserve, protect and promote these vintage wheels. In addition to those organized efforts, some of the nicest horse drawn farm and western-style vehicles can also be found in private collections. Whether these rigs have been handed down as a family heirloom or "discovered" by the near-ceaseless searching of someone, it's clear that a number of quality early rides still exist. Vehicles in the Wheels That Won The West® "Classic Collection" are from the 19th and early 20th century. They are considered to be above average examples of vintage wheels with a high degree of authenticity. More specifically, vehicles in this category typically have…
A. Recognizable elements of original paint or if restorative paintwork/pin striping/coatings are present, it has been professionally and tastefully applied while also reflecting a documented, original manufactured style of the particular brand.
B. Hardware is original or a period brand duplicate.
D. The majority of the wood construction of these vehicles are the original, manufactured pieces.
D. Western/work vehicles were designed for heavy use, which often resulted in significant wear. Vehicles in the "Classic Collection" will show signs of use and may or may not retain usable status.
E. Gear and body elements may or may not be original to each other.
F. The brand name of the vehicle is known and confirmed.
Check back often as we are continually adding to this virtual Internet collection of quality vintage western-style vehicles. If you have a horse drawn vehicle you believe would fit within one of the three categories listed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We'll review your submission and let you know if your rig is eligible as the next addition to this prominent on-line collection. There's no cost and we'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!
*All three (3) categories - Classic, Showcase, and Legacy - are listed as a courtesy to readers and elements may change without notice.