DescriptionRalph Grooters was the son of Embert Grooters and Ruth A. Priest Grooters. Along with his brothers, he worked at Grooters Machine Shop, opened by his father. He had a passion for automobiles, illustrated by his membership in the Grand A's, a Grand Rapids chapter of the Model A Restorers Club. Ralph donated a large collection of automobile parts to the Museum. Although his passion appears to have been for Model A's, the majority of auto parts he donated are from Model T's, Ford's predecessor to the A.