Dootle Bug Scooter


The Doodle Bug scooters were produced from 1946 thru 1948 by the Beam Manufacturing Company of Webster City, Iowa. These very inexpensive forms of transportation, (approx. $65.00 new), were sold by the Gambles store chain stores under the Hiawatha name to compete with the larger Cushman scooters sold under the Allstate brand by Sears.

Most Doodle Bugs were powered by 1 ½hp Briggs & Stratton engines although less than 1000 of the Model B units had Clinton engines for power.

During the years of production, 40,000 of these popular scooters were produced.

Dootle Bug Scooter

  • Year Built: Mid 1940's
  • Vehicle Type: Dootle Bug Scooter
  • Built By: Beam Manufacturing Company
  • Suspension:
  • Engine: 1 1/2 HP Briggs & Stratton
  • Owner: Raugh Family