Hank Wilgus and Pulse Autocycles

Henry "Captain Hammer" Wilgus--Southwick, MA

Hank sitting in Pulse #307

According to Mr. Wilgus during July and August of 2000, he was trying to become a Pulse dealer in the Northeastern U.S. He had some sort of continuing relationship with OMCC.

Below, an endorsement letter from Owosso Motor Car Company

The original letter on OMCC stationery signed by Ed Butcher authorizing Mr. Wilgus to drive Yellow Pulse #301 "across the U.S." as part of a "sales and promotional relationship." Hank drove a Pulse from Owosso to Colorado on an endurance run. He also did skid testing, drove on ice and even rolled one unit over.

Wilgus had about 3 vehicles in his possession when OMCC closed in 1990 including Pulse #309.

Al Goldman of Chicago purchased #309 from Wilgus on July 16, 2000.

Mr. Wilgus was hit by a Mazda Miata. No injuries. Accident substantially damaged the right outrigger which has been replaced, and the Pulse was re-painted yellow.

Below, Al Goldman of Chicago owns Pulse #309.

According to Al, Hank was a unique character -- a great storyteller (and salesman) -- and was only too happy to regale us with stories about the "Rocket Car," both the history of the Pulse and his personal experiences with it.

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