Flint and The Auto Era A Souvenir Commemorating the Opening of Hotel Durant's Auto Lounge 1945

Free Shipping!


| /


Flint and The Auto Era is a commemorative booklet celebrating the opening of The Auto Lounge at Hotel Durant in October of that year. Pick Hotels Corporation at that time booklet with an extensive automobile quiz with information being provided by Mr. Gerry Fauth of Buick fame.

Old ads like The Flint Roadster, a pic of the first gas station at Saginaw and 2nd street- which is where the Hotel Durant was built. 1904 Model A Buick, Campion Ignition company.

Also an article about locating to Flint, pics of 1905 Buick Model F, 1908 Buick Model 10, 1907 Winston, 1910 Buick Bug race car, William Crapo Durant, 1913 Chevrolet, and an article about the history of Flint.


This book is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. This pamphlet was signed on the front page in pen. Also, note random spots on pages as shown in photos.

Please use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more photos, ask. 

Book Dimensions:9x6

Our Process

We source from local estate sales in the Great Lakes Bay Region, only purchasing the highest quality books.

After photos are shot, the book is immediately placed in a clear self-sealed bag, stored in a climate-controlled room for protection until you purchase.

When shipping, your book is double-bagged using kraft bubble mailer's for protection.

Reading Vintage offers Free Media Mail shipping on our books, valid only in the United States.

Have any questions?  Feel free to Contact me. Pam of Reading Vintage

Who We Are

When you shop with Reading Vintage, you are saving a book from the landfill.

Our vintage books are authentic, sustainable, and unique.

What is vintage sustainability?

Approximately 640,000 tons of books are deposited in the landfill annually at an average weight of 4 pounds each. This averages out to about 320 million books discarded each year that are not recycled. Wow!

As avid readers become more conscious of the environmental consequence of disposable books, we are looking for a more sustainable way to shop.

Could buying vintage be the answer? 

Most readers don't imagine when buying a new book how much paper we are using and what will happen to that paper in a year or two. 

 All of my vintage books are sourced from personal collections found in estate sales.

I'm passionate about preserving our past and passionate about the power of books to tell stories.

Because my goal at Reading Vintage is to connect readers to books, I hope to save these books from the landfill. 

I'm proud to offer these books that are gently used, so you can find the titles you love in a way that's more environmentally friendly.

Happy Reading,

Pam of Reading Vintage