Red Lerille’s Monocoupes

Harmon Dickerson recently  posted some pictures of several of Red Lerille’s Monocoupes on his Facebook Page.  Red is from Lafayette, LA and owns Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club, the largest gym in the region.

Red has an outstanding collection of perfectly restored Monocoupes and here are pictures of several of them.

His 1941 Monocoupe D-145, NC17687, which is now on display at the Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum in Patterson Louisiana.

Red Lerille's Monocoupe D-145 NC17687
Red Lerille's Monocoupe D-145 NC17687

His 1937 Monocoupe 90A, NC16427 in two different color schemes over the years:
Red Lerille and Monocoupe 90A NC16427
Red Lerille's Monocoupe 90A NC16427
His 1930 Monocoupe 110 Special, N546W in two different color schemes over the years:
Red Lerille's Monocoupe 110 Special N546W in blue and yellow
Red Lerille's Monocoupe 110 Special in Yellow and Red

 

 

 

Tires needed for Monocoupe restoration

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is looking for tires for the restoration of their Monocoupe 113.  Tom Polapink posted the following on the Monocoupe Aircraft Group (on Facebook):

BF Goodrich Silvertown 6.50 x 10 tire for Monocoupe 113 project. We are looking for more of these tires and wheels to match for the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s restoration project.

Brian Coughlin found one 6.50 x 10 tire in his collection that he is going to donate to the Aerodrome for our Monocoupe 113 restoration…Does anyone out there have a matching tire and wheels for our project?

BF Goodrich 6.50 x 10 tire
BF Goodrich 6.50 x 10 tire
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BF Goodrich 6.50 x 10 tire
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BF Goodrich 6.50 x 10 tire
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome's Monocoupe 113 currently being restored by Bob Coolbaugh
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s Monocoupe 113 currently being restored by Bob Coolbaugh