Wisconsin Life # 710: Pedal to the Metal

December 26, 2019


Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald travels to Aniwa to tour the Motorama Auto Museum. Tom Zatloukal, curator and founder of the non-profit museum, shows off the over 400 vehicles on site: sports cars, motorcycles, and even an auto boneyard. The mission is to educate and preserve 20th century automobiles. Visitors can see rare and unusual vehicles, including vintage Alfa Romeos, one of Italy’s most famous luxury sports cars brands.


Fitzgerald also shares a collection of all-new stories from our Wisconsin Life team, including a profile of Molly Gursky. Ever since high school, Gursky has dreamed of restoring old cars. Now her dream has come true. She is making a name for herself in the hot rod restoration field of muscle cars.  With the help of her husband, she owns her own business, raises a family and restores hot rods for a living, all while inspiring other women to pursue their passion for grease and gears.

Next, we visit Will Green. He founded his non-profit program Mentoring Positives in 2004 in Madison. He’s changing the lives of at-risk teenage African Americans in the Darbo-Worthington neighborhood. Green, a coach, uses basketball as a hook to mentor and help these youth be successful adults.

Then, we meet a couple from Primrose.  Michael Edlinger is a German-born blacksmith artist. Marsha Ralston Edlinger is a farmer and gardener. Together they host the Single Oak Farm Country Garden Stroll on their farm. Guests enjoy the giving space by wandering the gardens created by Marsha, admiring the architectural enhancements forged by Michael and partaking in local, homemade baked goods as part of a fundraiser for charities.

 Finally Wisconsin Life travels to Chetek. There Harry Bossany has been a barber for close to 60 years. During that time, he’s made a lasting impact on the community and his customers. On top of cutting people’s hair, Harry is also the person people turn to for their local Chetek news. It’s not just the news customers look forward to next time they get a trim. They also look forward to Harry’s quick wit. For Harry, jokes are a way to keep customers entertained.


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