From Battle Creek to Flint, metro Detroit to the UP, the history of cars and commerce in MI runs deep. It’s a big part of Jay Follis’s life.
Follis is director of marketing at Hickory Springs’ world-renown Gilmore Car Museum and author of the recent Michigan History Magazine article, Agents of Change: Michigan’s Early Car Dealers.
Jay’s fascination with car culture began as a boy growing up in Michigan - and continues with his current writing and research.
Though familiar with much of American motor lore, Jay found that the picture of early Michigan dealers and sales was somewhat hazy.