Happenings around the “Hub of Transportation Heritage”

Some Auto Happenings in the “Hub of Transportation Heritage” – Auburn, Indiana

Michiana Promo Tour Rolls into Auburn

The Back to the Bricks a popular car show and cruise-in held every year in Flint, Michigan, held its annual “Michiana Promo Tour” which included five host cities. Auburn was selected as one of the host cities in Indiana along with the city of Elkhart. The other host cities were Jackson, Kalamazoo, and Lansing, Michigan.

The tour of 150 cars of all types rolled into Auburn on Saturday, June 21st where they were served lunch sponsored by Auctions America, and the opportunity to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the National Auto & Truck Museum. Those participating in the tour were given the opportunity to have their pictures taken with their cars, courtesy of Ben Davis Chevrolet.

A cruise-in was held in downtown Auburn from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music, dancing and door prizes. The tour stayed overnight and left Sunday morning for Elkhart, Indiana

View News coverage on the event: here.

View more photos of Back to the Bricks Tour: Here.

Summer Car Shows in downtown Auburn:

     Cruise-In Downtown Auburn–   July had a record of over 289 cars!

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2014 in Auburn—

The ACD Club elected to honor the cars designed by Alan H. Leamy while he was head of design for the Auburn Automobile Company from 1928-1934.  Each year 300 ACD Members from all over the world come to the Festival. They have members in all 50 states and 25 different countries. The ACD Club is dedicated to preserving original Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs no matter where in the world they reside.

The ACD Club is made up of people who are passionate about Auburns, Cords, Duesenbergs.  They drive them, restores them, preserve them, show them and just enjoy them.  Not all members are car owners, but all of them share a passion for the history and great automobiles of the Auburn Automobile Company.  –  Tom Lee, President Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club.

  Check out photo album It’s a Duesey! No… A lot of Duesies”

Mayor of Auburn Norman E. Yoder shared in All Things Auburn Event Guide – Auburn’s Rich automobile history has provided the City of Auburn with beautiful historic homes and automotive museums.  The World’s Largest Collector Car Auctions, the popular Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and the National Auto and Truck Museum have provided a home to the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and its numerous events held throughout the city and the Auburn Auction Park each Labor Day weekend.

Shared on Facebook “If you have never been to Auburn, Indiana then add it to your bucket list! It’s a beautiful town with great pride in its history. Look at our downtown courthouse! What beautiful flowers! Quaint town square. We call this place “home.”

DeKalb County Courthouse

A long running Labor day tradition in a beautiful community-   The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival –  plus the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum –   A MUST SEE DESTINATION!!

Joe Fulton from Centrailia Illinois traveled through Auburn with work for over 20 years. He always said ” one of these days I will stop to the ACD Automobile Museum.” He did just that a couple weeks prior to the ACD Festival, then brought Carol Rank with him when they decided to enjoy the Festival! Carol shared that it was her first time seeing these cars and she was just in “Aw”.

Click here to view News Coverage on the Festival.

Click here to view more photos of the Festival.

Additional Car Shows in DeKalb County –

Quiet Knight Car Show in Garrett  

  Early Ford V8 Museum’s 5th Anniversary Cruise in.

To stay updated on Events, Festivals, Car Shows, Museum Features & events visit www.dekalbcvb.org

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Car Clubs- Plan a visit-  Why?   Top 10 reasons to bring your car club to DeKalb . Click here


About Visit DeKalb County

Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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One Response to Happenings around the “Hub of Transportation Heritage”

  1. karenleenoll says:

    Thanks! Karenlee.noll@gmail.com

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