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      Iron, Steel, and the Automobile

      Hundreds of people came to Negaunee Township to see antique cars.

      The Iron Industry Museum held the 24th annual "Iron, Steel, and the Automobile" antique car show. Fifty-nine cars were on display. The oldest was a 1900 American Metropolitan Fire Pump, but there were also many other cars from as recent as 1969. Eighty-year-old Forrest Libby owns a 1948 Chrysler DeSoto that he restored himself. He says he has the only 1948 DeSoto that he's seen.

      "I like it because nobody else has one," said Libby, laughing. "Nobody else has one, and there are so many other antique cars that are the same where this is different, and that's what I like."

      The event also helps educate visitors about the Michigan iron industry's role in supplying the iron needed to make automobiles.