It was a marriage of convenience. A failed one, as it turned out.
A century ago, in 1916, Traverse City, Michigan suffered the loss of its largest employer, a wood product producer. It needed a new company to step up. A small automaker in Napoleon, Ohio, raised its hand and offered a solution. But was it the right one?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/11/21/napolean-motors