Though the Detroit Historical Museum has a collection of about six dozen very historically significant cars with unmatched provenance, the museum’s building only has space to display a small number of cars at one time. For that reason, the Stout Scarab that the museum owns, one of nine made, has been on display at a museum in Maine for the past 12 years. It was donated to the museum by the family of Phillip Wrigley, the chewing gum maker and owner of the Chicago Cubs, as well as a board member of William Stout’s car company. A while back, to familiarize people with their collection, the museum set aside a display area for one car from their collection to be displayed, with the car being changed once a year. It’s the Scarab’s turn, starting this weekend, but we got a sneak preview.
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