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Restored 1909 Browniekar returns to Newark

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After a year-long effort, a rare 1909 Browniekar has been returned to Newark, now proudly displayed at the Newark-Arcadia Museum. This restoration was made possible by a fundraising campaign started in May 2023.

The Browniekar, built in Newark between 1908 and 1910, was a small cycle car designed for young people but was a real automobile. Equipped with a single-cylinder 3.5 horsepower engine, it was manufactured by the Omar Motor Company, a branch of the Mora Motor Car Co.

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The Newark-Arcadia Historical Society raised $24,000 to buy and transport the car from Washington State. The Browniekar arrived on May 24 and now has a special display area in the museum, complete with photos and memorabilia from the Mora Motor Car Company.

A special unveiling event will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum. The event will include refreshments and attendees from the Mora family and Historical Society members. The museum is open Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. year-round, and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in July and August.