- Engine Replacement
Mouse over the timeline below to see some of the milestones in Michigan Motor Exchange history.
Michigan Motor Exchange is founded during the post war industrial boom. Remanufactured engines from Michigan Motor Exchange could even be purchased through Montgomery Ward's catalogs.
Car pricing of yesteryear compares to the engine replacement pricing of today. Can you believe that seat belts were factory options offered at just $20 over the price of a new car?
Michigan Motor Exchange moves to its current manufacturing facility. It's become a landmark in Detroit on 8-Mile road one mile east of I-75.
While Willie Horton was driving 'em out with power for the World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, "Big Moe" (shown to the right) was driving 'em in for engine repower. "Big Moe" has long since been retired, but towing for your engine needs can still be arranged through Michigan Motor Exchange.
Navarre Inc formed to do business as Michigan Motor Exchange. President Ken Navarre purchased Michigan Motor Exchange to continue its long standing reputation in the city of Detroit for rebuilding engines. Pictures reflect family and dedicated employees polishing up the old, tired shop for new start.
The new team works to rebuild together.
East Annex expanded to support the growth of engine installations.
Michigan Motor Exchange reaches out to the suburbs, opening its first engine remanufacturing and installation center in Waterford, MI for boats, trucks, cars, and RV's.
In order to expand and make consumers aware of engine replacement options, Michigan Motor Exchange opens a location in Westland, MI. Ken Navarre takes his first order on a 2x4 due to lack of office suppliers the first day!
Ken Navarre dedicates the support of Michigan Motor Exchange to automotive repair education through his commitment to the Michigan Technical Academy.
The great city of Detroit celebrates its tricentennial. Invitations and recognitions are provided to Michigan Motor Exchange for its commitments to the city for over 50 years. In addition, the Navarre family was recognized for their heritage and for taking part in the settlement of Detroit.
Ken Navarre receives recognition for his 10 year dedication to the Michigan Technical Academy.
Navarre Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary of ownership of Michigan Motor Exchange.