MotorFest 6


The Early Ford V-8 Foundation & Museum, located in DeKalb County, hosted this year’s MotorFest 6, and it was quite a success! The three day event was held August 26th through August 29th. It involved quite a few events, including a trip to the Kalamazoo, Michigan to view the Air Zoo Aviation Museum, a banquet at Bridgewater Country Club, and additional time to visit the many museums that DeKalb County has to offer.

Among the festivities organized by the Early Ford V-8 Foundation was a Downtown “Show & Shine” Cruise-In, for the MotorFest 6 attendees and the public to participate! The majority of the vehicles parked around the Courthouse Square were Early Fords, and the owners were proud to put them on display for spectators to enjoy!

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Wilda, from Dayton, Ohio, was one of the MotorFest participants who attended the “Show & Shine” Cruise-In on Friday. She rode to Auburn, Indiana in her friend’s Ford classic, and has attended all of the MotorFest events! Wilda said she and other Ford V-8 enthusiasts try to get together often, and this event has been a great way to connect again.

Wilda mentioned that the 1940 Ford Flathead was celebrating 75 years and pointed one out among the 90 to 100 cars located around the Courthouse Square.

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The “Show & Shine” Cruise-In was an incredible way for Auburn Residents and visitors to gain more exposure to the Ford V-8 vehicles and interact with the owners, as well. The Early Ford V-8 Foundation’s main objective is, “preserving 1932-1953 Early Ford V-8 History,” and the Cruise-In was a great way to continue achieving that goal.

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Make sure to check out our website,, or visit our Facebook page for information on upcoming events!

Next up on our calendar: The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival! 


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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