Gus Monckmeier and passengers in Staver automobile near Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1912 Chicago Reliability Run
View of Gus Monckmeier and passengers in Staver car on rural road near Kalamazoo, 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: "Staver, Monkmeyer [sic], driver, in early morning near Kalamazoo, Chicago Reliability Run, 1912. Tours--Chicago Reliability Run, 1912."