Auburn, Indiana – September 2018 – It’s a Dusey of a Car Show

Our car weekend continued on Saturday morning. As previously noted the small city of Auburn, Indiana was home to three of the most iconic car companies of all time, Auburn, Cord and Dusenberg.

The Auburn Automobile Company started out, like many, making carriages before moving over to cars around 1900. Along the way they purchased other car manufacturers including Cord and Dusenberg.

 

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The factory and offices are still in existence in Auburn, serving as museums.

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Each Labor Day weekend they have a festival where a few hundred of the cars make their way back to Auburn.

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You see them parked at the museum.

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Their sleek 1930s style are unrivaled.

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Nearly all of the cars present have been restored.

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Most of the cars today pale in comparison when it comes to styling.

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An old faded Coca Cola sign painted on a building provides the prefect backdrop as we transport back to 1935.

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On Saturday morning the local park featured all of them getting ready for a parade.

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Coupes, sedans and ragtops were all represented.

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While a number of them were from out of state, most were from Indiana.

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A roadster with the rumble seat.

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A lot of bling on the front for lights.

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A few of the owners had period dress for the day (at least the hat was).

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This was the year of the Speedster.

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The cars were separated in judging from fully original (or restored) and modified – as this one has been.

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The park was filled with them.

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Another Speedster

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Dress to match the car.

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The park was a great setting for the display, much better than the streets – better backgrounds.

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The Cords are known to have some of the first retractable headlights ever.

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An earlier Auburn model.

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A Supercharged Auburn (as most Speedsters were).

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What a beautiful morning in the park with so many amazing cars.

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For this guy, he could just hang out on the running board of his Dusey!

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