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Advent of the Automobile

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The Gilded Age saw the advent of the automobile along with the rise of industrial giants, international road racing, and heightened standards of luxury. Join us as three expert panelists discuss the excitement of the burgeoning automobile industries from Detroit to Newport. Historian and author Howard Kroplick will relay stories of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. racing in Newport, of the prestigious Vanderbilt Cup Race held on Long Island and show rare racing films. Madelyn Rzadkowolski, Curator at Meadowbrook Hall, will share the stories of the Dodge brothers and early car shows. Robert Signom III, Curator of America’s Packard Museum, will reveal the heated exchanges that resulted in the creation of the Ohio Automobile Company.

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