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Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Homecoming 2017

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival 2017

Saturday Concours in Eckhart Park, Auburn, Indiana, as part of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival. (Cars On Line Photo by Kelly Kluft)


Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival … Labor Day
Homecoming in Auburn, Indiana

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is a Homecoming for all the vintage motorcars produced here at the Auburn plant as they find their way back home to Indiana. The annual Labor Day Homecoming is such an amazing display of Americana that we count it as one of the major car shows to add to your bucket list. Cars On Line.com will be here all weekend to capture the event “live” for you in photos and video.

The Concours in the Park provided an opportunity to get up close to these moving pieces of art. Here are some of the hundreds of Auburns, Cords and Dusenbergs that made it back to Eckhart Park for the giant reunion:

After the concours in Eckhart Park in Auburn, all of the Auburns, Cords and Duesenberg lined up for a spectacular Parade of Classics down Jackson Street and to the Courthouse. Here is what our photographers captured in video:

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is in full gear, running August 27-September 4, 2017. We are here at the headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company, where pre-war Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs were designed. Although, Duesenbergs were actually built in Michigan, the Auburns and Cords were produced right here in the old plant on the grounds of what is today the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

No trip to Auburn, Indiana is complete without a stop at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Entering the museum is like stepping back in time. It offers over 120 cars on exhibit on three levels. Nine automotive themed galleries allow visitors to experience everything from classic cars to racing and engineering themed exhibits.

A statue of E. L. Cord stands outside the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. (Cars On Line Photo by Kelly Kluft)

Those who enter the museum will find themselves standing in the original Auburn Automobile Company art deco-styled showroom. Here you’ll see Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg motorcars of the classic era 1925–1937. Take a look below:

Other exhibits include the Gallery of Special Interest Automobiles, the Gallery of Excellence and Innovation, and the Gallery of Auburn, Indiana Automobiles to name a few. Below are just a handful of vehicles you’ll see throughout these exhibits:

For more information about the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, please visit their website: automobilemuseum.org

Auction America’s Auburn Fall Auction 2017

Meanwhile, at the Auctions America Auction Park, the Auburn Fall Auction 2017 by Auctions America will run August 31-September 3, 2017. Some of the finest classic motorcars will be on sale here to the highest bidder along with muscle cars, street rods and customs.

1932 Packard Eight Sport Phaeton SOLD at the Fall Auburn Auction 2017

1932 Packard Eight Sport Phaeton SOLD on Friday here at the Fall Auburn Auction 2017 for more than the estimated value. Price at the hammer: $166,100. (Cars On Line Photo by Brian Fruzen)

Click here to get a review of Saturday’s Auburn Fall Auction sale.

Every evening in downtown Auburn, the streets near the heart of the city are packed with classic cars from yesteryear. The logo says:  “Come celebrate the legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn Indiana, where automobile and art converge.”  One of the billboards on the way to Auburn says, “It’s not just a car … it’s a Time Machine.”

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

The Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Festival has events for the entire family. Whether your interest are Classic Cars, swap meets, parades or antiques, we have a little of everything. Tourists from around the world meca to Auburn Indiana annually to experience The Parade of Classics, the Hoosier Tour, the Auburn Auctions at both World-wide Auctioneers and Auctions America and more.

Auctions America’s Fall Auburn Auction Continues Tradition

Auction America's Fall Auburn Auction

Auctions America’s Fall Auburn Auction

Auctions America’s Fall Auburn Auction continues a tradition in Auburn, Indiana. Every Labor Day Weekend they hold a huge classic car auction during the Auburn-Cord-Duesnberg Festival.

Cars On Line is in Auburn to provide live on-the-spot coverage exclusively for our readers. So sit back and enjoy the show. Saturday’s sale was the “prime time” event here in Auburn as some of the finest vintage classics and exotic cars in the country were sold here yesterday. Here are some of the top cars sold at the Auburn Auction Park:

 

Cars On Line newsletter readers have been getting previews of some of Auctions America’s Fall Auburn Auction cars in the COL newsletter.  Our Cars On Line.com team were looking at those prime time cars on Saturday.  Click through to our Facebook page for commentary. Our Facebook followers were active in the discussion.  Final sales prices have just been listed on the Auctions America website,  click this link to research sales prices. Auctions America provided a live stream during the auction so that you could view and hear the auction. Our readers were watching the live stream on their tablets or computers as they discussed the sale on our Facebook page.

Auctions America’s Fall Auburn Auction happens every year on Labor Day Weekend. It is a tradition to have the big auction sale on the same weekend as the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival. This was the 60th year that this Festival in Auburn, Indiana has been held. It’s purpose was to honor the three big motorcar companies which were headquartered here under the guidance of E.L. Cord, the owner and founder of Cord, also owned Auburn Motor Company and the Duesenberg brand. There is so much history here that it is almost like you’ve stepped back in time to experience this festive weekend. Click here to read the story our Cars On Line team wrote about the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival.

The next Auctions America sale will be at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November 5, 2016, during the Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours D’Elegance. Click here for details.

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Reunion

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Concours in Eckhart Park

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival … Labor Day
Homecoming in Auburn, Indiana

AUBURN, Indiana, Septemer 5, 2016 — We’re wrapping up our Labor Day Weekend with a tour of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum here in Auburn, Indiana. The state of Indiana could well have been called the heart of the automotive industry instead of Detroit. If things had gone his way E.L. Cord would have made that happen. His fledling automotive empire here in Auburn never reached the heights of his expectations, but he had his days. The Art Deco new car showroom he built here in Auburn attests to that. Let’s see what we can find inside:

The offices of E.L. Cord are all intact and even the sales meeting room and board room are maintained as they were back in the day. The most interesting rooms upstairs are the design studios of Gordon Buerhig and Alan Leamy. All of this history unfolds for you as you walk through the same hallways that Cord and his staff did in the 1930s.

Here in the historic automobile capitol of Indiana we know this great Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is wrapping up after a week of festivities. Each year,  this Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival  just keeps getting better. The homecoming for all Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and their owners is well attended. Our Cars On Line team is on the beat, bringing you the stories and photos from the show.

The weather was perfect for the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Concours D’Elegance on Saturday morning here in Auburn, Indiana. The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is in full gear, running August 28-September 5, 2016. Right here at the headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company, Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs were designed and produced. Today our Cars On Line team captured all the action as classic Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs gathered for the morning concours in Eckhart Park. Then this afternoon they paraded down Jackson Street through downtown Auburn. It was an incredible sight to see. So we thought we’d let you see it here. Click the video window below to view:

Our Cars On Line.com team of photographers has put together a slideshow of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Parade on Saturday. Check out a sample of the hundreds of classic motorcars in the parade:

That’s what Auburn, Indiana has always been about. The Auburn Automobile Company, which produced Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs, was headquartered here in the middle of town. And on Labor Day Weekend every year all the cars return for their homecoming, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. The town is already packed with classic car hobbyists.

 

Our Cars On Line.com team will be here to cover all the action at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival again this year. It is one of our favorite shows.

Auctions America's Fall Auburn Auction to sell this 1933 Duesenberg J Berline by Franay

1933 Duesenberg Berline by Franay sold on Saturday for $675,000. Click to preview.

Meanwhile at the Auburn Auction Park, the Fall Auburn Auction by Auctions America will run September 1-4, 2016. Some of the finest classic motorcars will be on sale here to the highest bidder along with muscle cars, street rods and customs. Click here to get a review of Saturday’s Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction. Bookmark this page and we will post sales prices as soon as they are available. Cars On Line newsletter readers have been getting previews of some of the top cars every week in the newsletter. Our Cars On Line.com team will be bringing you the prime time cars on Sunday. Be sure to watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on what the top cars sell for.

Every evening in downtown Auburn, the streets near the heart of the city are packed with classic cars from yesteryear. The logo says:  “Come celebrate the legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn Indiana, where automobile and art converge.”  One of the billboards on the way to Auburn says, “It’s not just a car … its a Time Machine.”

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2015 Parade, Concours and Collector Car Auctions

Duesenberg Drags

Vintage Duesenbergs gathered at the Goshen, Indiana Airport for the “Duesenberg Drags.” They let those big Duesenberg engines roar. What a sight. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Concours …

What a fitting finale for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the largest collection of Duesenbergs ever. With over 75 Duesenberg vintage motorcars assembled in Auburn, Indiana for the 59th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, the promoters invited them to compete against each other on the Goshen, Indiana Airport runway. They closed off a runway and let those beautiful Duesenberg motors roar. It was a sight that few will ever see so we thought we’d have to show you the Duesenberg Thunder Run here in video:

We’re on the way back from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2015 for Labor Day weekend. The show ended on Labor Day,  September 7, 2015. It was the ultimate “homecoming” for all Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg motorcar owners. Cars On Line.com coverage of the show was provided by Donna and Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com. You’ll see some of their photos here below.

The theme of this year’s show was “The Year of the Duesenberg” and over 75 Duesenbergs were to appear here, more than we’ve ever seen before at this show.  Early in the morning the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Concours was held in Eckhart Park in downtown Auburn. Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com caught this short video at Eckhart Park. Click the video window to see more Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs:

It rained on their parade here at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, Indiana on Saturday morning. But it could not spoil the fun as a great turnout of rare Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs were on hand.   Early in the morning the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Concours was held in Eckhart Park in downtown Auburn. It was followed by the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Parade from the park and down Jackson Street to the Courthouse Square.  Here are some shots from the concours in the park:

Included in the weekend’s events here in Auburn, Indiana were a concours in Eckhart Park, the big Auburn Cord Duesenberg Parade on Saturday, tours of the ACD Museum and two world class collector car auctions, the Auctions America sale at Auburn Auction Park and the Worldwide Auction at the museum complex. Cars On Line has been covering this great show for the past three years, and it is one of our favorite events each year.

Indiana was the home to over one hundred classic motorcar companies. In fact, more classic motorcar marques came from Indiana than in Michigan where Detroit is the center of the automotive industry. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is one of the most interesting museums of automotive history in the country. It is housed in the actual headquarters of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Motorcar Company when E.L. Cord built it. The original giant art deco showroom and historic offices where reknown designers such as Gordon Buehrig and Alan Leamy plied their trade still exist today. Explore the museum with us this year as we enjoy a weekend of fun during the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Festival 2015 homecoming.

Meanwhile, just down the freeway at the Auburn Auction Park, Auctions America was holding their Labor Day Weekend collector car sale. The signature car for the sale, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Roadster sold Saturday for $1,275,000. Look at what we found at the auction:

 For more of the story see an article written by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com. Some of the results of the Auctions American sale are available at www.auctionsamerica.com.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Downtown in Auburn, Indiana on Friday we found a car show on the town square as part of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.  The downtown car show is one of the engaging traditions  during the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival each year. Now you should know that Auburn has an enchanting old downtown area to begin with. The 19th Century architecture provides a great background for an old car show. On Friday morning the streets were lined with old cars giving you the feeling that you may have stepped back into a scene from yesteryears.

Our photographer, Bob Boberg, told us it was a great day for taking photos in the old downtown square. Bob runs eClassicAutos.com, a website full of automotive photography. He got some great shots of the downtown show for us here. As in previous years this car show was open to all classics with only a few of the ACD cars on display.  The cars were parked around both sides of the streets surrounding the courthouse square, and spilled down streets connecting to the center of town.  “You will see there was a little of everything, old and some new cars,” Bob told us. “The lawn around the courthouse was well groomed with lots of flowers.  It was a very pleasant day with mid- to upper-70s temperatures and low humidity.  There was a good size crowd that seemed to be growing when I left to go to Auctions America.  A stage was being set up at one of the adjacent intersections for live entertainment that night. It was probably a great night for an open air party.”

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

 

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

 

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

 

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

 

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet

2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

On Friday we started off the day by hitting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet. Talk about your hard-to-find parts! If you are looking for parts for your Indiana produced cars they are here. And to find some of this specially machined parts would be impossible anywhere else.

There were about 50+ booths set up across the street from the ACD Museum with parts almost entirely just for Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs.  Although it was a small swap meet it was highly specialized. It did represent a good selection of parts just for these unique cars.

Duesenberg waterpump at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet

Duesenberg waterpump at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet

 

Assorted Auburn gaskets at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet

Assorted Auburn gaskets at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet

Bendix Stromberg carbs

 

Auburn wheel centers

Cars On Line.com is covering the 2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival here in Auburn, Indiana this weekend. Click here to see tons of photos of vintage motorcars as we reveal the excitement of this incredible show.