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Avid Automobile Historian to Share the “Art of the Art Deco Automobile”

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David Lyon, “The Art of Art Deco Automobile” Ducking into Western Michigan University's Waldo Library during a downpour 30 years ago led Dr. David O. Lyon to become addicted to the history of automobiles. After retiring in 1998, the WMU professor emeritus of psychology turned that addiction into a second career as an automotive historian and writer.

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Art Deco Style in America’s Signature Collection (1935 Auburn 851SC Speedster) In his program, David will describe and interpret Art Deco automobiles, distinguishing between the American and European Art Deco style as he contrasts this particular art form with other automotive styles, supported by photographs of artifacts and autos from Gilmore Car Museum’s very own signature collection.

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