FLINT, MICHIGAN: SUMMER OF 1941.

These still shots in the photo gallery above from a 16mm film show this wonderful parade in downtown Flint, celebrating the "Flint Motor Festival."

The parade was held the summer before the United States officially entered World War II.

Look closely and you'll see downtown business like:
IMPERIAL VALET SERVICE
FLINT AUTO CLUB
BAKER UNIVERSITY
DRUG STORE
SPORTS SHOP
BUS STOP
...and others that you may have forgotten about.

Many parade floats depicting Buick, Chevrolet, Dupont, General Motors, the 4-H Club, Flint Federation of Labor, Genesee Humane Society, Laborers Local 1075, Body by Fisher and more.

Old vehicles, marching bands, military and so much more in this great throwback to a happy time that was just a few months away from U.S. involvement in World War II.

Take a look and see what downtown Flint looked like over 75 years ago.....

When you're finished, watch the home video below from where the pictures came!