Farr Friends to host speaker Lehto this week

ONEKAMA — Author Steve Lehto will speak at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Farr Center in Onekama.

The Portage Lake Association’s Farr Friends group invites the public to hear Lehto discuss his latest book “Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.”

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Preston Tucker was a business man who started a car company in the aftermath of WWII. His proposed car was advanced in design and styling, and he fought hard to get his car into production. The story is well told and it was named a Michigan Notable book by the Library of Michigan.

Lehto is a lawyer, historian, educator and car enthusiast. He has authored three previous Michigan Notable Book titles, “Chrysler’s Turbine Car; The Rise and Fall of Detroit s Coolest Creation,” “Michigan’s Columbus; The Life of Douglass Houghton” and “Death’s Door; The Truth behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder.”

In addition, he has published articles in the Huffington Post, Michigan History Magazine and other publications. Lehto is also a weekly columnist at RoadandTrack.com. The forward to his latest book was written by Jay Leno.

Lehto is being sponsored at this Farr Friends event by the Lake Shore Men’s Book Group and the womens book group, Reading Beside the Point.

Farr Center is located at 5283 Main St. (M-22). There is no charge for the presentation but donations are accepted to underwrite costs.

The Portage Lake Association is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to making the Onekama area a great place in which to live, play and stay. Farr Friends meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Farr Center for fun, games and lectures. Find more information at www.Onekama.info and Facebook at 1, Onekama, Michigan.

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