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Castle Museum takes 1914 Saginaw Cycle car for a drive

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SAGINAW (WJRT) -  (07/10/14) - A piece of Saginaw's automotive history came to life, Thursday, at Hoyt Park.

The Castle Museum has had a 1914 Saginaw Cycle car on display, but wanted to celebrate the car's one hundredth anniversary by taking it for a spin.

It's ties to Saginaw are deep.

"The car was built in Saginaw by the Valley Boat and Engine Works at the end of Ortman Street in the south end. It was built one year, 1914. They made about 35 of them," said automotive historian William Dreist.

It was difficult to start the 70 horsepower engine using the hand crank. After 30 minutes of trying to start the car, it finally fired up.

The car will go back to the Castle Museum and a video of the car driving around Hoyt Park will be added to the display.

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