The Auburn Automobile Company is perhaps most famous for its beautifully styled and innovative automobiles. However, many of the prominent figures involved in the management of Auburn Automobile Company and in the development of its automobiles also had roots and ties to the world of aviation. In the late 1920s, E. L. Cord and the Cord Corporation acquired Stinson Aircraft. During World War I the Duesenberg Brothers developed engines for planes. Many of the Auburn Automobile Company and Cord Corporation’s highest ranking employees were former pilots and airmen.
Ethan Bowers, Museum Archives Manager, will be delivering a presentation about Aviation and the Auburn Automobile Company on August 8, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Hoosier Air Museum, 2822 Co. Rd. 62, Auburn, IN. Visit the Hoosier Air Museum website at hoosierairmuseum.org for directions to the meeting.
During this special presentation, Bowers will help illuminate some of the reasons why and how Cord and other prominent figures became involved in the world of aviation. This presentation is accompanied by original and rare photographs of events such as the 1931 National Air Races. Admission to this special presentation is free and will include complimentary snacks and beverages.
The Hoosier Air Museum is dedicated to the preservation of aviation history from its inception to the present. The mission is to commemorate the men and women who built, flew, and maintained the various aircraft in defense of America’s freedom. Visit the Hoosier Air Museum and step back into aviation history! See the museum website at hoosierairmuseum.org for museum hours and directions.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life!
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums
1600 South Wayne Street
P.O. Box 271
Auburn, Indiana 46706
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