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Local author to hold book launch at Museum of Transportation

Chesterfield resident Thomas Eyssell, along with co-author Molly Butterworth, will debut and sign copies of their new book, “They Will Run: The Golden Age of the Automobile,” from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation, 2933 Barrett Station Road.

Authors and car enthusiasts Butterworth and Eyssell deftly take the wheel of this in-depth guide to the automotive heritage of St. Louis. Sit back and enjoy the ride, from the horseless carriage, through the halcyon 1920s, and up to the ever-changing automobile industry of today.

Many St. Louisans have heard of the famous Moon automobile of the early 20th century, but what about the Dyke, the Dorris and the Gardner? Eyssell’s book highlights the city’s prominence as a key automobile manufacturing hub through the 1960s, and the role played by notorious St. Louis playboy and bon vivant Harry Turner in bringing the automobile to St. Louis.

The launch party is free and open to the public.

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