- Roamer "America's smartest car"
- 7 HP
- 78 HP
- 128 inch wheelbase
Roamer Automobile Co 1917 to 1929.
The Roamer Automobile Company was founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1917 as a
collaboration between Cloyd Kenworthy, a New York distributor of Rauch and Lang
electric cars, and Albert Barley who built the Halladay automobile in Streator,
Illinois. Roamer automobiles were of very high quality and were very expensive
and were offered to the prospective buyer with the option of two different
engines — the six cylinder 303 cubic inch L-head Continental or the more
expensive 75 horsepower Rochester Duesenberg "Walking Beam". This model
sold for $5400.00 and only a select few remain in existence today. A Roamer
Duesenberg driven by chief engineer L.F. Godspeed and Eddy Herne set six
records for one kilometer and five mile sprints at Daytona Beach in 1921. The
advertisements that followed stated that "America's smartest car makes
America's fastest mile".