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Lost Car Companies of Detroit

Lost Car Companies of Detroit - Lecture at the Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum

Lost Car Companies

Do you remember Cars like Packard, Nash & Studebaker?

The Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum will host a lecture about the lost car companies of Detroit on Tuesday evening, May 17th, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Wills Auto Museum located at 2408 Wills Street (Marysville Industrial Park South) in Marysville, Mich.

Among more than two hundred auto companies that tried their luck in the Motor City, just three remain: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. But many of those lost to history have colorful stories worth telling. For instance, J.J. Cole forgot to put brakes in his new auto, so on the first test run, he had to drive it in circles until it ran out of gas. Brothers John and Horace Dodge often trashed saloons during wild evenings but used their great personal wealth to pay for the damage the next day (if they could remember where they had been). David D. Buick went from being the founder of his own leading auto company to working the information desk at the Detroit Board of Trade. Author Alan Naldrett explores these and more tales of automakers who ultimately failed but shaped the industry and designs putting wheels on the road today.

$5.00 admission charge covers the presentation and admission to the Museum.

Please join us at the Wills Museum on May 17th 2016!

For reservations, contact Terry Ernest: 810-987-2854


Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Wills Sainte Claire Automobile Museum (501c3)

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