Multimedia presentation and tour of the Stevenson Outboard Collection.
Creating a city in the desert, moving London Bridge to Arizona, and competing in business against his in-laws are just some of the unusual activities of outboard motor manufacturer Robert McCulloch. McCulloch inherited a fortune and married a fortune, but he was a tireless entrepreneur who founded McCulloch Engineering Company, McCulloch Aviation which became McCulloch Motors, McCulloch Oil Corporation, and four communities. Learn about this colorful character and the other remarkable and brilliant men who developed outboard motors during the Depression years of the 1930s and continued to improve outboards and expand markets into the 1950s and early 1960s.
After the talk Larry Stevenson will conduct a tour of the newly opened Stevenson Outboard Collection, focusing on the outboard motors discussed in the presentation.
Admission is free, a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.
This talk is presented by outboard motor collector and historian Larry Stevenson. Larry is a Navy and Coast Guard Auxiliary veteran and a retired UPS International Industrial Engineering Manager in the international operation with a passion for industrial design, art, history, and sailing.