Fall Auburn Weekend 2015

Thunder Run Duesenberg

Thursday, September 3 

Member Registration Opens
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members pick up their registration forms — usually from behind the wheel of their Auburn, Cord or Duesenberg — making car spotting around the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum as good outside as it is inside the museum. Just don’t forget to head inside the museum, too.
http://www.acdclub.org/

ACD Festival Kickoff Luncheon
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
11:45 a.m.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction
Auburn Auction Park
8:30 a.m. (preview), 9:30 a.m. (cars cross block)
The Fall Auburn auction is a hobby mainstay, which celebrates 45 consecutive years in 2015. Hundreds of cars from Classics to muscle cars and exotics to ’50s chrome kings are set to be auctioned by Auctions America. Get out your wallet and raise your hand for this sale, which is sure to feature several cars to fit your taste — and garage.
http://www.auctionsamerica.com/

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum 10th Annual Benefit Extravaganza
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
6 p.m.
260-925-1444
A must-attend event that begins with hors d’oeuvres served in the Art Deco showrooms, followed by a gourmet dinner, open bar, silent and live auction and automobile auction (none of the automobiles sold are from the museum’s collection) to raise money for the educational programs at the museum. Reservations and jacket are required for the event, which is $150 per person.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum
Daily
Believe it or not, there’s more to Auburn, Indiana, than Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs. Just across Highway 69, there’s the wonderful Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum to help visitors get their Ford fix. Be sure to make time to visit this collection, which celebrates the engines and Ford Motor Co. vehicles of 1932-’53.
http://www.fordv8foundation.org/

9th Street Experience
Downtown Auburn at the corner of 9th and Main Street
All evening
Club members park their ACD cars outside the famous Auburn Hotel for an informal car show with plenty of bench racing and “tall truths.” A great way to get the ACD experience from the people who own the cars because they love the cars.

Friday, September 4

Member Registration
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ACD Club members continue to pick up their registration forms — usually from behind the wheel of their Auburn, Cord or Duesenberg — making car spotting around the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum as good outside as it is inside the museum. Just don’t forget to head inside the museum, too.
http://www.acdclub.org/

Club Swap Meet
Location TBA (usually in ACD museum parking lot)
Buy and trade ACD parts or miscellaneous automobilia from fellow club members, as membership is required.
http://www.acdclub.org/

NATMUS Pancake Breakfast
National Auto & Truck Museum
7 -10 a.m.
Have some ’cakes and enjoy the wonderful treasures inside the National Auto & Truck Museum, which houses a great variety of vehicles in the building where Cord automobiles were once built.
http://natmus.org/

Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction
Auburn Auction Park
8:30 a.m. (preview), 9:30 a.m. (cars cross block)
The Fall Auburn auction is a hobby mainstay, which celebrates 45 consecutive years in 2015. Hundreds of cars from classics to muscle cars and exotics to ’50s chrome kings are set to be auctioned by Auctions America. Get out your wallet and raise your hand for this sale, which is sure to feature several cars to fit your taste — and garage.
http://www.auctionsamerica.com/

Ladies Vintage Treasure Sale
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum — Willennar Hall
9 -11:30 a.m., 2:30-3 p.m. (around ACD Club Reunion Ladies Tea party)
Gloves, hats, jewelry and other fine garments and accessories for milady while behind the wheel of her classic.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

Ladies Luncheon and Tea
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
12-2:30 p.m.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

ACD Auto Certification
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – Conservation Building
9 a.m.- 4p.m.
Authentication crews check over club member cars in an effort to authenticate the vehicles. The gathering of ACD cars for club authentication makes for more good car spotting outside the museum. Do yourself a favor and head inside the museum, too.
www.acdclub.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Downtown Cruise-In
Auburn Town Square
10 a.m.
The streets around Auburn’s courthouse square are closed for the ACD Festival Cruise-In, which welcomes cars of all types to be displayed in the historic area. Bring a car or stroll to the square by foot to see the hundreds of stock and rodded cars and trucks displayed here.
http://acdfestival.org/

Duesenberg Drivers Luncheon
Sycamore Hills Golf Course
Cars leave at 11:15 a.m. and return to Auburn at 2:30 p.m.
A newer event that promises Duesenbergs in motion. Cars will leave the Sycamore Hills Golf Course and head to Auburn.

Night at the Museum dinner
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
6 – 9:30 p.m.
Register for this chance to experience the ACD museum glowing at night with good camaraderie, great food and ambiance that absolutely cannot be beat.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

9th Street Experience
Downtown Auburn at the corner of 9th and Main Street
All evening
Club members park their ACD cars outside the famous Auburn Hotel for an informal car show with plenty of bench racing and “tall truths.” A great way to get the ACD experience from the people who own the cars because they love the cars.

Saturday, September 5

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Car Show and Judging
Eckhart Park, Auburn
7 – 12 p.m.
Club members gather in Eckhart Park for a relaxed car show where marques are divided by brand with a separate section for unrestored survivors. From the show in Eckhart Park, Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs form the famous Parade of Classics, which follows Auburn streets from the park to the town square.
www.acdclub.org

Auburn Historic Tour
9 and 10 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. from the DeKalb Conty Fairgrounds parking lot
For just $5 per person, take a trip back in time and travel the tree-lined streets of Auburn in a comfortable 15-passenger air-conditioned bus. Learn the history associated with Auburn’s manufacturing boom in the early 1900s; find out how the Eckhart Carriage Company evolved from carriage and buggy making into the Auburn Automobile Company; see the legacy Charles Eckhart left to the city of Auburn in the form of two beautiful historic buildings – the Eckhart Public Library and YMCA. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
http://acdfestival.org/

Connecting Rods Lunch
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
260-925-1444
10 a.m.
Did your parent, grandparent, great-grandparent or acquaintance work for the Auburn Automobile Company, Duesenberg, Inc., Cord Corporation, or Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company? If so, this is a special luncheon for you to join with other people from around the globe with similar connections to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
http://www.automobilemuseum.org/#home.html

Annual Parade of Classics
Auburn, Indiana
1 p.m.
Hundreds of Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs form a procession of Classics in motion that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. Cars of all makes and eras join the ACD cars in the Auburn Town Square for a giant car show with something for everyone.
http://acdfestival.org/

Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction
Auburn Auction Park
8:30 a.m. (preview), 9:30 a.m. (cars cross block)
The Fall Auburn auction is a hobby mainstay, which celebrates 45 consecutive years in 2015. Hundreds of cars from Classics to muscle cars and exotics to ’50s chrome kings are set to be auctioned by Auctions America. Get out your wallet and raise your hand for this sale, which is sure to feature several cars to fit your taste — and garage.
http://www.auctionsamerica.com/

Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn Auction
National Auto & Truck Museum
9 a.m (preview), 6 p.m. (cars cross block)
Classics to high-performance postwar cars are expected in this company’s 8th annual Auburn Auction.
http://worldwide-auctioneers.com/

9th Street Experience
Downtown Auburn at the corner of 9th and Main Street
All evening
Club members park their ACD cars outside the famous Auburn Hotel for an informal car show with plenty of bench racing and “tall truths.” Saturday night on 9th Street should make for great car spotting, because of the Thunder Run Duesenberg drags the following day.

Sunday, September 6

Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction
Auburn Auction Park
8:30 a.m. (preview), 10 a.m. (cars cross block)
The Fall Auburn auction is a hobby mainstay, which celebrates 45 consecutive years in 2015. Hundreds of cars from Classics to muscle cars and exotics to ’50s chrome kings are set to be auctioned by Auctions America. Get out your wallet and raise your hand for this sale, which is sure to feature several cars to fit your taste — and garage.
http://www.auctionsamerica.com/

Auburn Historic Tour
10 and 11 a.m. and 12, 1 and 2 p.m. from the DeKalb Conty Fairgrounds parking lot
For just $5 per person, take a trip back in time and travel the tree-lined streets of Auburn in a comfortable 15-passenger air-conditioned bus. Learn the history associated with Auburn’s manufacturing boom in the early 1900s; find out how the Eckhart Carriage Company evolved from carriage and buggy making into the Auburn Automobile Company; see the legacy Charles Eckhart left to the city of Auburn in the form of two beautiful historic buildings – the Eckhart Public Library and YMCA. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
http://acdfestival.org/

2015 Thunder Run & Vintage Fly-In
Goshen (Indiana) Municipal Airport
1 p.m.
For the 2015 Duesenberg Thunder Run, ACD fans will attempt to recreate 2010’s wildly successful Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed and Stinson Fly In, this time at the Goshen Municipal Airport. Dozens of Duesenbergs are expected to roar down 6,000 feet of runway with the exhaust cut-outs wide open. With priceless supercharged Duesenbergs set to race, including the Mormon Meteor, it should not be missed.
https://www.facebook.com/2015ThunderRun?fref=ts

 

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