Daryl Bauer with Home Resource Group Remax Advantage Plus Realty of Faribault today donated a Tilt-A-Whirl Ride car to the Rice County Historical Society.

Bauer pulled into the front parking lot at the museum in Faribault with the car on a trailer.

Tilt-A-Whirl Car on Trailer. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Tilt-A-Whirl Car on Trailer. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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The Rice County Fair Board assisted with movement of the piece of Faribault history to the front of the museum.  Fair Secretary John Dvorak did the honors.

Rice County Fair Board Secretary John Dvorak Assists with Moving Tilt-A-Whirl Car. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Rice County Fair Board Secretary John Dvorak Assists with Moving Tilt-A-Whirl Car. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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Bauer told KDHL he has always been a bit of a local history buff.

I asked if he had any idea when the car had been manufactured in Faribault.

Susan Garwood, Executive Director of the Rice County Historical Society says they have been hoping to get one of the Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl cars for a long time.  She was elated Bauer made the donation.

I asked Bauer how he decided to donate the car to the Rice County Historical Society.  He said Brian Schmidt made the suggestion.

Faribault Mayor Kevin Voracek was there, Chamber Tourism Director Kelly Nygaard also took some photos.

There are single Tilt-A-Whirl cars located on Central Avenue in front of the State Bank of Faribault and Burkharzmeyer Shoes.

I snapped some photos of the process including this group photo at the location where the car will be permanently placed..

L to R Susan Garwood. Daryl Bauer, Mayor Kevin Voracek, Kelly Nygaard, Brian Schmidt. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
L to R Susan Garwood. Daryl Bauer, Mayor Kevin Voracek, Kelly Nygaard, Brian Schmidt. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
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This is interesting to remember for those of us old enough.

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