1906 Mama & Baby REO

The Baby REO was first unveiled in January 1906 at the National Auto Show in New York’s Grand Central Place, it subsequently made a cross country tour visiting dealers’ showrooms, fairs, conventions and other auto shows to critical acclaim and enthusiastic reviews.

After REO had used it for promotional purposes, it was loaned to the Barnum and Bailey Circus and then later “misplaced” until being found in storage at a REO dealership. Baby and Mama were purchased recently by a descendant of R E Olds, Debbie Stephens, and her husband Peter. The two cars have been put into a trust and are now on display at the Museum.