|Seems no one is sure where this little car
came from. Local historians remember its
history beginning when Robert Denslake of
Orient, SD acquired it in the early 1930's,
in hopes of driving it to high school. It
seems Bob received it in disrepair, and a
local mechanic with the last name of Zellmer
was able to get it back on the road with
parts from a 1910 model he had in his iron
When Bob returned from the war,
to Faulkton and became the owner
of the Red Owl grocery store.
car became a feature in most
of Faulkton, always wearing a
Red Owl logo.
Overheating problems became a
occurrence during the parades,
but the Hupp
never gave up.
Upon Bob's death, the ownership
to family members. In 2011, they
decision to find a new caretaker
enjoy and share the car as Bob
had. I purchased
the car in 2011 to keep it from
Faulk County roots.
In 2012, one week before the
celebration, the overheating
solved. The car returned to Orient
parade which was completed with
all the fanfare
it deserved as a true survivor
of 103 years.
It was in the James Valley Threshing
parade, where these photos were