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Indiana Automotive Auburn Tour

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Travel to northeast Indiana this summer with Indiana Automotive for a look at historic Auburn’s landmarks of automotive innovation. The two-day tour on July 26 and 27 explores three automotive museums (one National Historic Landmark) and two private auto collections. Your ticket price includes three meals, including dinner Saturday evening at the famed Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum with after-hours access to the over 120 classic, antique, and special interest cars on display.

Want to do more? Bring your vintage auto to Auburn on Thursday evening, July 25, for the Downtown Summer Cruise-In, where you’ll find about 200 collector cars parked around the Court House Square.

You’ll receive a detailed itinerary in early July with additional tour opportunities. There are lots of things to do in the historic car town of Auburn, Indiana!

TOUR SCHEDULE
Friday at 3 p.m. we’ll visit the newly expanded Early Ford V-8 Museum (2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn, IN) where you’ll see the history and heritage of products manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1932 and 1953. Your Indiana Automotive tour badge allows you entry to the V-8 Museum any time during the museum’s normal hours this weekend. (If you have time, check out the Gallery 326 Antique Mall across the road.)

Friday evening we'll enjoy a dinner (with cash bar) and tour at the private auto collection of Lee and John Pontius. Their collection includes 1941-1947 Hudsons, a 1932 Auburn Brougham and a several cool 1960s collector cars. (Drive your collector car!)

Saturday morning we’ll see The James Collection. Rick and Vicki James own more than 24 concourse-quality collector cars, including 1929, 1934 and 1938 Packards, a 1932 Duesenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton, a 1936 Auburn Phaeton and a 1908 Holsman Model 10 Runabout. The adjoining restoration shop, James Classic Cars, will also be open for tours.

Saturday morning we’ll tour the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States (NATMUS), (1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN). NATMUS houses the 1953 General Motors Futurliner #10. The museum displays more than 100 vehicles, including trucks, American muscle cars, Checker Taxicabs, pedal cars, and Chrysler concept vehicles. Lunch follows the tour. Your Indiana Automotive tour badge allows you entry to NATMUS any time during their normal hours this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, you’re free to explore on your own. Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic homes in downtown Auburn, visit all-day sidewalk sales, explore antique shops near the courthouse square, or consider visiting one of the other museums in Auburn.

Saturday evening, gather for cocktails (cash bar) and appetizers at Willennar Hall in the world-famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (1600 Wayne Street, Auburn, IN), where you’ll be free to tour the museum until dinner is served at 7 p.m. Following a short after-dinner program, you may continue to tour the Museum until midnight. Your Indiana Automotive tour badge allows you entry to the ACD Museum any time 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, as well.


LODGING
We’ve arranged a group rate of $89.99 (plus tax) at Auburn Inn (225 Touring Drive, Auburn, IN 46706). King and Double Queen rooms are available. Reserve before June 26, 2019, by calling 260-925-6363 and mentioning Indiana Landmarks’ Indiana Automotive tour.

Indiana Automotive, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, welcomes members interested in the early auto visionaries and the preservation of the cars they made, their factories, showrooms, and homes, and the landscaped parkways and roadside architecture birthed by the auto age. Not a member? Learn more about Indiana Automotive at indianalandmarks.org/about/indianaautomotive.

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