The Rocky River Historical Society invited Bernie Golias of the Northern Ohio Chapter to give a talk on Winton History Thursday, May 10. Alexander Winton, an automotive pioneer and industrialist, was a resident of the nearby community of Lakewood.
Approximately 90 slides were presented within a one hour time frame to an audience of around 150. It was an informative display of photos that many have never been seen before by the general public and was a hit with area residents. Many Winton family members, as well as other local Historical Societies, were also present.
The icing on the cake came when Dave Heinrichs, club member, drove his 1917 Winton and parked it in front of the auditorium for display.
It was an opportunity to show and tell historical information on one of the most prestigious automobiles to have ever been built. In general, the club’s purpose is to help educate the general public on the history, preservation and restoration of the automobile. The crowd definitely left with an education that evening.