Story of Buick gifted to Arbroath Library

A book about the life of David Dunbar Buick was donated to Arbroath Libray on Friday. From left: Co-writer Eric Buick, Librarian Henry Logan, and Dean of the Arbroath Guildry Ian Lamb.
A book about the life of David Dunbar Buick was donated to Arbroath Libray on Friday. From left: Co-writer Eric Buick, Librarian Henry Logan, and Dean of the Arbroath Guildry Ian Lamb.

Arbroath Library received a copy of a book by an American author on one of Arbroath’s most influential sons at a presentation last week.

The book, ‘David Buick’s Marvellous Motor Car’, by Larry Gustin of Detroit, Michigan, was donated to the library on Friday morning.

It charts the exploits of Arbroath-born motor industry pioneer David Dunbar Buick, founder of the Buick Motor Company.

Buick has been a cornerstone of the American motor industry and is the longest surviving American motor manufacturer.

The book was written by Gustin in conjunction with Kevin Kirbitz, both recognised as leading experts in the early history of automobile manufacturing.

It was presented to senior librarian Henry Logan on their behalf by Eric Buick, a descendant of David Dunbar Buick with a keen interest in the history of his predecessor.

Also in attendance was Ian Lamb, president of the Arbroath Guildry Incorporated, which is currently running a project to erect a statue in honour of Buick and other famous Arbroath sons.

Mr Buick has done a great deal of research on his famous ancestor and will present a lecture on the subject at Hospitalfield House at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8.