Gary Aakre stands beside the 1921 Red Baby with his sons, David (left) and Robert, sitting on the running board.
The front of the 1921 Red Baby truck gives a sleek and narrow look. This model has a stationary box on back.
A circa 1920 advertisement describes the “new” Red Baby. The advertisement says, “More than 6,000 of these hustling red trucks brighten the countryside and improve the industry as they hurry from farm to farm with modern machines and service.”
This view shows the steering wheel, running board and narrow wheels on the Aakre Red Baby truck.
Above right: The stationary box on the Aakre Red Baby truck has been made over with new boards.
The IHC Red Baby truck became so popular that it was a mainstay in Arcade’s product line.