Please DO touch the Duesenbergs: ACD Automobile Museum hosts ‘white glove night’

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It’s a rare invitation to touch someone else’s show-condition car, let alone a rare Classic. But that’s exactly what the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is doing Nov. 8.

That day, the museum will host its first “Night of the White Gloves” event from 5-7 p.m. This will be an evening where guests can glide their finger tips across the sweeping fenders of a Al Leamey-designed Duesenberg Model J, or brush their palm over the louvers of a Gordon Buehrig-designed “coffin nose” Cord 810 or 812 while wearing a pair of white gloves in the museum’s original, art-deco showroom.

Model J Duesenbergs are among the cars in the ACD Automobile Museum's showroom.

Model J Duesenbergs are among the cars in the ACD Automobile Museum’s showroom.

“Being able to feel the smooth, graceful lines of these beautiful works of art is a unique opportunity for many of our visitors,” said Lindsay Wharton, registrar and volunteer manager.  “Gloves will be provided to guests as they arrive to be able to experience the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum as they never have before.”

This evening is designed to allow visitors to experience the Museum and its collection in a way that has never been allowed before.  The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2005 because it is nationally significant as an independent specialty automobile company that produced hand-assembled, hand-crafted automobiles.

Admission for this event will be $15 per person.  The ACD Automobile Museum is located at 1600 South Wayne St. in Auburn, Ind. Call (260) 925-1444 or go to www.automobilemuseum.org for more information.

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