If These Cars Could Talk… 1931 Marmon V-16
Marmon Motor Company started building cars in 1902 establishing a reputation as an engineering pioneer. High profile events added to the brand’s allure when a Marmon won the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911 and another broke “Cannonball” Baker’s coast-to-coast speed record in 1916. Sales grew until the Great Depression when Marmon announced a line of V-16 powered luxury cars for the 1931 model year. Cadillac beat it to market with its own V-16, and General Motors proved better equipped to weather the economic downturn. Marmon fully invested in the Sixteen, dropping its better-selling lines, but the luxury automobile market shrank and Marmon would close its doors after the 1933 model year.
This presentation will be held next to the car from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4th, and is offered to all patrons for free with museum admission.