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by Brian Yopp, MotorCities Deputy Director
Images by Bob Sadler, MotorCities
Published 4.24.2024


Ye Ole Carriage Shop Lloyd and Judy Ganton with Jaxon automobile RESIZED 1Lloyd and Judi Ganton at the Ye Ole Carriage Shop with a Jaxon automobile 

In November at our 25th Anniversary Gala at Ford House, MotorCities announced the winners of our 25th Anniversary Awards of Excellence. In the Heritage Tourism category, the recipient was Lloyd Ganton, operator of Ye Ole Carriage Shop in Spring Arbor.

Ganton, along with his wife Judi (pictured above), have an amazing collection that includes the most comprehensive compilation of automobiles made in the Jackson area, including the Jaxon model in the photo. Their collection also includes many other cars, as well as an entire room of Coca-Cola memorabilia, additional rooms featuring toys, pedal cars, radios and much more.

Ye Ole Carriage Shop Lloyd and Judy Ganton interview April 2024 RESIZED 2Brian Yopp interiews Lloyd and Judi Ganton at Ye Ole Carriage Shop

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to interview Lloyd and Judi at the Ye Ole Carriage Shop museum about the collection, the history of the auto industry in Jackson and their plans for the future.

Ye Ole Carriage Shop Cutting April 2024 RESIZED 3A Jackson-built 1911 Cutting at Ye Ole Carriage Shop

To watch the full interview, click here.