Lawrenceburg, Indiana: Peggy the Flying Red Horse

Not a real horse, but a Mobil Oil Pegasus bolted to a Model T that was modified to buck like a bronco. Built in 1935, now preserved in an outdoor glass gazebo.
Address:
301 Front St., Lawrenceburg, IN
Directions:
Downtown. One block south of US Hwy 50, on the west side of Front St., in a glassed-in gazebo on the lawn of the American Legion hall.
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Peggy the Flying Red Horse

Built to "pull wheelies" in parades, Peggy is housed in Lawrenceburg behind glass so everyone can see it.

[sharon, 09/23/2017]

Peggy was built in 1935 by Frank Taylor, who lived north of town and was a Mobil Oil distributor. That's where he got the winged red horse ("Peggy" is short for Pegasus) that he bolted to a Model T, which he modified to buck like a bronco. Peggy was the acknowledged "king" of the American Legion clown cars. Frank drove the car in hundreds of parades well into his eighties.

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