Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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

Gary Flinn, Flint's historian extraordinaire, has just published a must read for all Flintoids:
"Hop in for a ride with local history columnist Gary Flinn to the halcyon days of Flint. Revisit 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 the Capitol Theatre. 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."

Click on the Amazon link above or order directly from The History Press.


  1. I'm in too, Gary. Told my daughter to get me this for my upcoming birthday.

  2. I was born in the now gone Saint Joseph's Hospital in 1969, grew up on the eastside. Love Angelo's coney dogs and fries with gravy. Remember the old AC Spark Plug.


Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.