All of the vehicles in the Sloan*Longway Collection have at least one thing in common; they helped shape the lives of the people of Flint and Genesee County. But with so many vehicles in the collection, there are bound to more similarities than that! 2 by 2 focuses on 20 cars from our automobile collection, broken down into couples of cars that are a natural twosomes. The reasoning behind some of the duos are obvious, like a set of Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars and a pair of World War II military vehicles, but at first glance some of the other groups appear to be strange bedfellows that require a little more research to tease out their association. Do you know the connection between the Whiting and the Little, two of Flint’s “orphan” car companies? Or the tie that binds a Buick racer to a Chevrolet production car? Can you spot the design element that links a 1954 Buick and a 1991 (hint: it’s not portholes)?
2 by 2 Dynamic Duos
The Perry Archives house a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. The archives are currently open to the public by appointment only, on Wednesdays. Researchers must call 810-237-3421 or email Collections@SloanLongway.org to arrange an appointment with Collections staff. Emails are encouraged.
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Buick Gallery is closed for repairs
While Buick Gallery is closed for repairs, over 30 automobiles representing a cross section of Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection are on exhibition at Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location. A variety of automobiles are on display, including concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s.
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