Seal Cove Auto Museum, Antique Autos and Motorcycles from the Brass Era, Mount Desert Island, Maine
1910 White
  • Manufacturer: White Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio
  • Model: Style MM
  • Body Style: Pullman, Touring
  • Number Produced: 1208 steam cars plus 1200 gasoline cars
  • Engine: MM41 compound steam engine
  • Suspension: As heavily sprung as a fire engine
  • Wheelbase: 121”
  • Brakes: Service/foot brake is the external-contracting band; handbrake/emergency is internal-expanding
  • Generator: Rated at 40 h.p.; sometimes incorrectly called a “boiler”

The White uses a more advanced technology than the basic steam technology of the Stanley steam cars. It operates more like an internal combustion power plant with the advantages of both gas and steam-internal and external. Unlike the direct drive of the Stanley vehicles, it has a differential and drive shaft.

On July 4, 1910, boxer Jack Johnson (The Geveston Giant) defeated James Jeffies (The Boilmaker) to become the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Both trained using 1910 White vehicles as their pace cars. Jeffries used a steam car; Johnson, the gasoline model. The fight was referred to as the “Battle of the Century.”