With its cherry red paint and white wall tires, the “Saginaw” offers a cheerful greeting to all museum visitors. Located in the lobby, the car came to the Museum in July 2010 and it is already one of the Museum’s most treasured artifacts.
The “Saginaw” is a rare car. It is estimated that about 35 cars were produced in 1914 – the only year of production – by the Valley Boat and Engine Company. Only a handful of these 35 cars are known to still exist and some of them are in parts.
The exhibit also includes an enlarged reprint of the car’s original catalog so visitors can learn not only how the car was built, but interesting facts about it and how the company marketed it to the people.