A runabout was a four-wheeled vehicle designed for rough pavement and off-road use. Runabouts generally had squarish bodies, sometimes open-topped, others self-contained. They were popular on Amargosa in rural areas, particularly for trips between township seats in the Central PlainsJohn Parker drove one when he picked up JT Austin in 429 IE.Colloquial terms for runabouts included “jeeps,” “rovers,” and “cruisers” based on precursor vehicles from the World War Era.

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