Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2010 Information

Auburn ParadeThe city of Auburn, Indiana aims to live up to its reputation as “The Classic Car Capital of the World” this Labor Day Weekend, with five days of auctions, events, tours and much more.

The long-standing Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival will once again present car lovers of all ages with an ever growing choice of activities, including the 35th Annual Hoosier Tour and Downtown Cruise-in, the latter expected to attract over 700 vehicles.

A spectacular fly-in of vintage Stinson aircraft and a B-25 World War II bomber will herald the start of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club inaugural Ab Jenkins Memorial Exhibition of Speed & Stinson Fly-in, one of the highlights at the Club’s 55th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Reunion. This singular exhibition affords a rare and wonderful opportunity to witness the spectacle of Duesenberg motorcars racing side by side in the ultimate gentleman’s drag race.

The town’s celebrated Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host its annual Benefit Extravaganza and Gala Ball whilst Auburn’s newest auction company, Classical Event Auctions is planning its 1st annual “Classic Event Auction” with 300 cars expected. Auctions America by RM will have their inaugural auction at the Auburn Auction Park. Worldwide Auctioneers has announced the addition of a three day, 450 car line-up in addition to its Saturday evening catalog auction of 80 exceptional motorcars. Several important cars are already consigned to the catalog, including a stunning 1929 Duesenberg Model J LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton.

Festivities run from Thursday, September 2nd through Monday, September 6th, 2010. Details of the complete schedule along with ongoing updates of events are available from the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and all participating organizations.

“Auburn has long been the bedrock of the collector car community,” said Auburn Mayor, Norm Yoder. ‘Over the years some of the most important cars ever built were bought and sold here, by people who made the journey to the Auburn Automobile Company in the 1920s and ‘30’s and in later years, to auction. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States, housed in the original Auburn Automobile Company headquarters and factory buildings and the celebrated Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, for decades attracting visitors from across the USA and overseas, bear testament to this town’s unique heritage.”

[Source: Worldwide Auctioneers]