Sunday, 28 August 2016

Michigan K Tourer

I photographed this car in the Exchange Station car park before the start of the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run in June 1991.
It's a 1912 Michigan K Tourer, and the programme of the event said this about it:

21.     1912 Michigan K Tourer
           Reg: DS 8111   4 cylinder   40 hp
(C.R.Unsworth, Ashton-in-Makerfield)
Another US import, this time from a Massachussets
museum. Known as the 'Mighty Michigan', the model K
was the largest produced by the firm between 1911 and
1913, when the company ceased trading due to fraud by
six of the directors! Only known example in the UK, it
has dual ignition, coil and magneto.

It appears, therefore, to have been a product of the Michigan Buggy Company, rather than the Michigan Automobile Company.

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