Motorists in Midland "Bear Cat" automobile on rural road near Charlevoix, Michigan, 1912 Chicago Reliability Run
View of motorists in Midland "Bear Cat" on rural road near Charlevoix, Michigan during the 1912 reliability contest sponsored by the Chicago Motor Club. Contestants circled Lake Michigan, passing through Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Stamped on back: "Spooner & Wells, Inc., photographers, 1231 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich., telephone North 1745." Handwritten on back: "Midland 'Bear Cat' near Charlevoix, Chicago Reliability Run, 1912. Tours--Chicago Reliability Run, 1912."