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Remembering Flint, Michigan : Stories from the Vehicle City
by Gary Flinn




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Remembering Flint, Michigan puts the pedal to the metal for a fast-paced journey through the Vehicle City's halcyon days.


Few cities have as complex and fascinating a history as that of Flint, Michigan. Sit back and enjoy a drive through the good old days - the people, the places, and the cars that have been a part of the city's long road into modernity.

Join local history columnist Gary Flinn as he examines the contributions of oft-overlooked David Buick, the inventive and invaluable Flint auto pioneer who lacked the business savvy to become an auto legend. Travel back to the original Kewpee Burger and wash it down with an old Vernor's Ginger Ale before catching a show at Capitol Theatre. Take a front-row seat as Keith Moon, drummer of rock icons The Who, celebrates his 21st birthday at the local Holiday Inn and creates the blueprint for rock roll excess with his legendary hotel stay. Fast-forward a few years and flip open a copy of the Flint Voice, the alternative newspaper published by controversial filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore. Come along for the journey and time travel through Flint--the Vehicle City.

This fast-paced and electrifying look at the rich history of Flint compiles and updates articles from the beloved Uncommon Sense alternative press as well as previously unpublished histories, archival photographs, advertisements, and images. A must read for fans of fast lives, faster cars, and huge dreams, fasten your seat belt because Remembering Flint, Michigan is a wild ride

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Overview

Remembering Flint, Michigan puts the pedal to the metal for a fast-paced journey through the Vehicle City's halcyon days.


Few cities have as complex and fascinating a history as that of Flint, Michigan. Sit back and enjoy a drive through the good old days - the people, the places, and the cars that have been a part of the city's long road into modernity.

Join local history columnist Gary Flinn as he examines the contributions of oft-overlooked David Buick, the inventive and invaluable Flint auto pioneer who lacked the business savvy to become an auto legend. Travel back to the original Kewpee Burger and wash it down with an old Vernor's Ginger Ale before catching a show at Capitol Theatre. Take a front-row seat as Keith Moon, drummer of rock icons The Who, celebrates his 21st birthday at the local Holiday Inn and creates the blueprint for rock roll excess with his legendary hotel stay. Fast-forward a few years and flip open a copy of the Flint Voice, the alternative newspaper published by controversial filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore. Come along for the journey and time travel through Flint--the Vehicle City.

This fast-paced and electrifying look at the rich history of Flint compiles and updates articles from the beloved Uncommon Sense alternative press as well as previously unpublished histories, archival photographs, advertisements, and images. A must read for fans of fast lives, faster cars, and huge dreams, fasten your seat belt because Remembering Flint, Michigan is a wild ride



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  • ISBN-13: 9781609490188
  • ISBN-10: 1609490185
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 190
  • Dimensions: 8.97 x 6.09 x 0.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds

Series: American Chronicles (History Press)

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