Please join us January 21 at the Museum as we host a benefit dinner and silent auction for longtime OHTM volunteer and owner of Shorty's Towing, Doug Conway. Doug lost his home in a structure fire earlier this year. The event is organized by the Red Knights Motorcycle Club and runs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner is by donation, and a silent auction will commence throughout the evening to help raise additional funds to assist Doug in rebuilding his home. Come hungry, bring your family, and help support a great guy!
Tuesday Trivia: The Peerless Motor Company is known as one of the Three Ps, the trio of luxury American automobiles that included Packard and Pierce-Arrow. The company originally built clothes wringers before transitioning into bicycles in the 1890s. The company changed gears again in 1900 and began making automobiles. Peerless ceased producing autos in 1932, but not for the obvious reason. It was the repeal of Prohibition, not the Great Depression, that precipitated the end. The Board of Directors determined that beer would be a more lucrative product than luxury automobiles. As such, Peerless traded stock shares to the Carling Brewing Company in exchange for the rights and recipes for their products. The facility was used as a brewery as recently as 1984.
Visit OHTM to see the beautiful 1929 Peerless pictured here! Examples of automobiles manufactured by Peerless, Packard, and Pierce-Arrow can be viewed on display at the Museum.