Duesenbergs on the race track again at Auburn

We may never know if Sunset Boulevard ever saw Gary Cooper’s Duesenberg SSJ bumper-to-bumper with Clark Gable’s near twin, roaring down the thoroughfare with the exhaust cut-outs open and the exhaust pipes near an orange glow, but we will have the chance to see Duesenbergs at speed again.
At this year’s Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club’s Reunion in Auburn, Ind., for the first time ever at the event, Duesenbergs will line up to race.

The Ab Jenkins Memorial Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed & Stinson Fly-in presented by Interstate Batteries begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, on the runway at nearby Kendallville (Ind.) Airport.  Prior to the Duesenbergs speeding side-by-side down the runway, a special fly-in of vintage Stinson aircraft is scheduled to kick off the race.

The namesake of the Ab Jenkins Memorial Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed & Stinson Fly-in, Ab Jenkins, established numerous speed records in a Duesenberg at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. In addition, Jenkins worked with brothers Fred and Augie Duesenberg on the design of many of the Duesenberg models.

Spectators can see the cars parade with a police escort prior to the races in the 18-mile Duesenberg Cavalcade from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn to the Kendallville airport.
 
The race is just the beginning of weekend activities at Auburn. Thousands of spectators and participants annually pilgrimage to the area to view some of the most magnificent automobiles ever produced. 

2010 ACD Club’s Reunion Auction & Event Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 2:
Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs gather at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum upon returning from Hoosier Tour: Probably the best day in a busy weekend to visit the ACD Museum. There’s usually a nice display of ACD cars from the tour outside, and participants arriving for the Reunion and ACD Festival are often milling about with their cars.
www.acdclub.org
www.acdmeets.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum open during regular business hours: It’s not the biggest, but it’s one of the world’s top automotive museums. Do not miss a chance to walk in its doors – you’ll be in awe.
www.automobilemuseum.org

Worldwide Auctioneers’ “The Auburn Auction” main event at the Worldwide Auction Park.
www.wwgauctions.com

Auctions America by RM new Fall Collector Car Auction at the recently renovated Auburn Auction Park (formerly Kruse Auction Park).
www.auctionsamerica.com

Friday, Sept. 3:
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum open during regular business hours: Even if you visited it the day before, you’ll return.
www.automobilemuseum.org

Ab Jenkins Memorial Duesenberg Exhibition of Speed & Stinson Fly-In: Watch Duesenbergs and Stinson aircraft in action at this new day-long event. Cars leave the ACD Museum at noon and are expected to arrive at the Kendallville Airport at 1:45 with planes to follow at 2 p.m. The exhibition of speed is expected to begin around 3:30 and conclude around 7. Then head over to Auburn’s town square for the Cruise-In.
www.acdclub.org
www.acdmeets.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Cruise-In: Cars of all types converge on the historic Auburn Town Square from 5-10 p.m. Watch for muscle cars, hot rods and customs, built trucks and even other Classics to appear.
www.acdfestival.org

Worldwide Auctioneers’ “The Auburn Auction” main event at the Worldwide Auction Park.
www.wwgauctions.com

Auctions America by RM new Fall Collector Car Auction at the recently renovated Auburn Auction Park (formerly Kruse Auction Park).
www.auctionsamerica.com

Saturday, Sept. 4:
Auburn Cord Duesenberg “Saturday in the Park:” ACD cars participating in the weekend festivities will be parked in Eckhart Park from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. for club judging and display, and this year, cars will be joined by a special display of Rochester-Duesenbergs. Around  1 p.m., cars will leave the park and head towards the Auburn town square for the famous Parade of Classics.
www.acdclub.org
acdmeets.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum open during regular business hours: Even if you visited it the two days before, you’ll return.
www.automobilemuseum.org

Worldwide Auctioneers’ “The Auburn Auction” main event at the Worldwide Auction Park.
www.wwgauctions.com

Auctions America by RM new Fall Collector Car Auction at the recently renovated Auburn Auction Park (formerly Kruse Auction Park).
www.auctionsamerica.com

Sunday, Sept. 5
Auctions America by RM new Fall Collector Car Auction at the recently renovated Auburn Auction Park (formerly Kruse Auction Park).
www.auctionsamerica.com

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum open during regular business hours: Even if you visited it the two days before, you’ll return.
www.automobilemuseum.org

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