On Tuesday, July 4th, a 1912 Michigan Model K Touring Car Paraded in Hobart – Built in Kalamazoo Michigan, was the Grand Marshall in the Hobart July 4th Parade.
The Car was purchased in 1912 by the Michael Fleck Family who lived in Hobart Indiana. A barn was built on the property in back of the house, and housed a cow, a horse and two old cars. In the mid-1920’s William Fleck and his wife Mayme drove the Michigan Car to New York and back with their two young children Marlyn and Bill.
Housed in a barn until the late 1960’s Philip Dickey (Stepson to the Fleck family) took the car to #Portage High School Shop class who worked on the wooden frame the engine and the differential and one fender. The car remained stored in a barn on 61st Ave., in Hobart until 2013.
Then the car was moved to Hebron, where Steve Dickey did some more work during his retirement. In 2011 the car stayed in Hobart until 2013 when Janet Ewen Correll took the car to Carlsbad California. There the car was restored in 2013 to 2022. Countless hours and more money went into the car’s restoration.
It’s Stated in the 4th of July Memory Book that the car was built in Kalamazoo Michigan.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE CAR IN THE PARDADE ON YOUTUBE HERE!
The Car Drove in the 1915 Hobart July 4th parade, and now that the car is done, it seemed appropriate that the descendants of the Fleck Family should enjoy the opportunity to again celebrate the Fourth of July with another appearance of their 1912 Michigan in the 2023 Hobart Fourth of July parade.
Now you can see the entire process of restoration on their website at www.michiganmortorcar.com.
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