- Written by webmin
This is Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where the Orphan Car Show annually takes place. See that gazebo? It’s ordinarily on dry land. The problem was that the night before last Sunday’s scheduled show, lower Michigan was slashed by both thunderstorms and tornadoes, including one that passed through southern Washtenaw County before causing awful damage to the town of Dundee.
This was the result, a cancellation due to flooding of the Huron River that sopped the park. Here, Bill Volz is about to give his 1963 Studebaker Lark Daytona Wagonaire a shot of ether to combat all that moisture invading the carburetor.
The faithful, however, made lemonade, and an abbreviated show went on up the street at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, housed in America’s final operating Hudson dealership. Read our print titles for more, including an upcoming story on that unusual Daytona wagon.