and his new 1958 Oldsmobile he bought from Orrin B Hayes, who sell Mercedes-Benz now, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
They probably didn't have to drive far then to find a cornfield. The showroom was on what was US-12 at the time. Now that street is Business I-94.
The corn looks pretty dry, so probably fall of 1957. Maybe Black bought the first '58 model.