The Moon Car Club will be hosting a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of Pre-1931 St. Louis-made vehicles on June 9-12, 2016 in St. Louis.
Between 1893 and the early 1930’s, the St Louis area had over 100 automobile & truck manufacturers, the largest being Moon, Gardner and Dorris. Added to the “Big Three”, are others such as A.B.C., Dyke, Lewis Electric, St. Louis, Stanwood, Victor and more.
The Public is invited to the following free events at the Missouri History Museum and the Museum of Transportation to learn more about these vehicles, to see them up close and to talk with the owners.
Friday, June 10th – Missouri History Museum’s Leisure Lecture Series:
Made in St. Louis – The Big Three Automobile Manufacturers; Moon, Gardner & Dorris
Free event that is open to the public to attend. At 9 AM there will be a display of pre-1931 antique cars made in St. Louis in front of the museum. At 10:30 AM, there will be a “Made in St. Louis” presentation about the Big Three St. Louis Automobile Manufacturers; Moon, Gardner and Dorris. The 90 minute presentation is open to the public. Guest speakers scheduled are Carl Burst III (grandson of the Moon Motor Car President), Robert Gardner (owner of an AACA award winning 1928 Gardner Roadster) and George Dorris III (grandson of the founder of The St. Louis Car Company & the Dorris Motor Car Company).
Sunday , June 12th – Show Day at the Museum
On Sunday, the Museum of Transportation will be hosting the special outdoor display of automobiles & trucks entitled “Made In St. Louis—The Early Years” . This event is open to the public from 10 AM – 3 PM. You will have a chance to see vehicles manufactured by Moon, Gardner, Dorris, St. Louis, Dyke and other St. Louis Manufacturers.