Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

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ACD Automobile Museum presents Streamlining: a Study in Style

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum presents a special exhibition that showcases the streamlined automobile trend of the 1930s and features the teardrop-shape-inspired 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, the wind-tunnel-tested 1937 Chrysler Airflow, and the sleek profile of the 1936 Cord 810.  This exhibit tells the story of aerodynamic concepts as they were used in American...

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ACD Automobile Museum participating in Museum Day Live

AUBURN, Ind. _ Anyone can tour the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum FREE of charge Sept. 24 by visiting Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! website and printing off a ticket. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offers free admission...

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ACD Auto Museum inducts Terrence E. Adderley

Terence E. Adderley was officially inducted into the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Hall of Distinguished Service on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The Hall of Distinguished Service is the highest honor the museum bestows. Adderley is the fifth inductee into theHall of Distinguished Service, joining A. Mearl Bisel, Dean V. Kruse, DelMar Johnson and Robert Sbarge. A watercolor portrait...

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ACD Museum and ACD Festival plan ‘Brew Bash’

AUBURN, Ind. _ The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the ACD Festival, Inc. have joined together to create Brew Bash, a fundraising event that will benefit each of the separate organizations. Brew Bash will take place on Friday, May 6 at the museum in the Education & Exhibit Plaza, the Museum’s newest addition...

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ACD Museum hosts retired designers

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum embraced the opportunity to display some concept drawings by members of the League of Retired Automotive Designers as they designed their own modern versions of Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs. This display is in the Gallery of Classics and will be closing after the presentation.    On Wednesday, April 20...

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum receives grant

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a $38,232 Heartland Fund matching challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis. The grant will fund 50 percent of the cost of a Historic Structure Report for the former Auburn Automobile Company administration building, built in 1929 in Auburn, Ind. The building is...

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ACD Automobile Museum honors the 100th running of the Indy 500

Donald Davidson, the official historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will speak on the history of the Indianapolis 500 and on the 100th running of the greatest spectacle in racing on Wednesday, April 6 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The program, including a question and answer period, will begin at 5:00 p.m....

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A-C-D Museum to honor Cord’s racing past

A-C-D program to salute ‘Cord #1 and the Stevens Trophy.’ AUBURN, Ind – On Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Jon Bill, curator of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will give a public presentation celebrating the record-setting achievements of the Cord automobile.  Bill’s lecture will be accompanied with superb rare vintage photographic images.  The...

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum reflects on a successful year

With six automobile donations, three new exhibits, new programs, increased fundraising and a nearly completed plaza, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers a new experience to visitors in 2016! The museum received six automobile donations in 2015 which include a 1931 Auburn 8-98 Sedan, 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton, 1931...

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Kick-Off the Holiday Season with “Martinis & Mistletoe”

  Tis the Season to be Jolly!  Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host “Martinis & Mistletoe.”  The event will include specialty drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, music, and after-hours touring. “This event is going to be a fun way to begin the holiday season,”...