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Todd, left, and Becky Carlson of New London purchased this 1907 Model M Cadillac from her mother in 2006 and plan to run it today in the 24th annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run. The car has been in Becky's family for some 80 years, but this is the first time it will be driven on the NLNB run. (Submitted photo)

Model M makes Car Run debut today


It was nearly 80 years ago that Sig Wasberg purchased the 1907 Model M Cadillac that rolled into his salvage yard just outside of Big Stone during the Great Depression of the late 1920s and early '30s.

Though the car's crank start engine required more than a few cranks to get going, Wasberg recognized the unique model to be a collector's item and purchased the car for $10. Wasberg brought the car home and tinkered until he had the car's one-cylinder engine putt-putting again.

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