Kōrero: Cars and the motor industry

The Michelin man

The Michelin man

A group from Montgomery’s garage in Nelson poses at an intersection around 1920 with the Michelin man – someone in a suit made up of rubber inner tubes. The car model is an Overland – an American make. Les Montgomery, who ran the garage, was an agent for Overland and Michelin tyres.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: 1/2-028989; G
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Licensing, safety and limits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22861/the-michelin-man (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Eric Pawson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, updated 15 Dec 2014