Bob Perani arrived in Flint Michigan in the early 1970's and played goalie for the Flint Generals, a semi-pro hockey team for a few years. Shortly after leaving the game, he founded Perani's Hockey World, now the largest independent hockey supply chain in the world with 18 stores in Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and even Texas.
Mr. Perani purchased an old shopping mall in Flint and anchored his flagship store there. An avid collector of Americana and automobila, he decided the vast open spaces of the mall would make for a perfect impromptu museum, and he placed the bulk of his collection inside it for all to see, for free, anytime.
In this film from 2007, he walks us through the collection and points out a few of his favorite pieces.
Mr. Perani passed away on April 15, 2012.
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