1918 Tulsa Four Oilfield Runabout Truck

We found this one in the Tulsa airport. The placard reads:

Very few motor vehicles were ever manufactured in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This fully restored light pickup is believed to be the only remaining Oilfield Runabout in existence.  It was assembled using components from other trucks, with the rear rack designed to carry oilfield drill bits.  Only 4 or 5 vehicles of this type are known to have been made. Jim Leake and his father James found this runabout in ravine on an Okmulgee County farm in the 1970s.  They restored it and sold it to Mac McClumpy for $19,000 in the 1980s for display in McGlumphy’s Tulsa car museum.  The collection wass old at the 2004 Leake Collector Car Auction.  Arvest Bank Tulsa President Don Walker assembled donors who bought the Runabout for $37, 800 and transferred title to the Tulsa Historical Society.The Society thanks the donors for their generosity in preserving and protecting Tulsa’s history and heritage.

The Greater Tulsa Automobile & Truck Show, Florence L.J. “Bisser” Barnett, The Walton Family

originally posted March 12, 2014