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Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olmsted, Illinois Football Fans, Visit Ann Arbor In Their Custom Built Car, November 1956

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olmsted, Illinois Football Fans, Visit Ann Arbor In Their Custom Built Car, November 1956 image
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Ann Arbor News, November 12, 1956
Caption
READY FOR MICHIGAN: Former Illinois residents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olmsted, now of Dearborn, waved hello Saturday noon when they arrived in Ann Arbor for the Michigan-Illinois game in their homemade "Olmsted Custom XII." Olmsted, a University of Illinois engineering graduate, used parts ranging from a 1934 Plymouth to a 1956 Cadillac to build this unique vehicle. The motor is a V-12 Lincoln engine and the car runs on either bottled gas or gasoline. Olmsted started work on the car while he was still at Illinois in 1951 and completed it last year. It was a sad day for Illinois rooters as the U-M won 17-7.