Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2012

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, held each Labor Day Weekend in Auburn, Indiana, is one of America’s oldest collector car events, dating back to 1954. Here’s a look at this year’s gathering. 

 

…Along with being one of the oldest events in the sport, the ACD Festival is also one of the biggest, with multiple car auctions, a gigantic (last time MCG saw it) swap meet, a parade…the list goes on a while. For a full accounting of the week’s activities, including a schedule, map, lodging, and so on, you can visit the official ACD Festival website.

Amid all this madness, the festival’s main attraction for MCG is the matchless collection of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg vehicles that return for the homecoming each year. Here they are: American collector car royalty. And over the years, MCG has determined that the least harried and most enjoyable place to view these magnificent cars is at the Saturday morning muster at Eckhart Park, a short walk east of the ACD Museum.

After gathering here, the will cars head out to join the Saturday afternoon parade through the streets of downtown Auburn, then park around the courthouse square for their annual formal showing. These are perfectly fine opportunities to view the cars as well, but the Eckhart Park gathering takes place in a green and shady little glen before the merciless  Indiana sun gets too high in the sky. In MCG’s book, that makes it just about perfect. The photos in the slide show gallery below are from yesterday morning’s gathering.

(But wait, there’s more! Click here for part two of MCG’s ACD Festival coverage. Link opens in new window.) 

 

Anthony Ficco 1929 Duesenberg J-149 Dual Cowl Phaeton hood down
Charles Letts 1929 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Auburns
Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan
1937 Cord 812 front
1937 Cord 812 dash
Bob and Sharon Piper 1923 Auburn 6-43 Touring Sedan
Duesenberg J grille and lamps
Bill Dreist 1929 Duesenberg J-237 All Weather Cabriolet
Rene Lalique Eagle mascot Cord L-29
Gregory Foulk 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Beverly Murphy Berline Sedan left front
Hugh McKnight 1936 Cord Phaeton
Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Beverly Berline Sedan LR
1937 Cord 812 exhuast pipes
Josh Malks 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan
Bill and Barbara Parfet 1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Brougham
1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet hood up
Felix and Pat DeGeyter1974 Auburn Dual Cowl Glenn Pray replica
Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 engine
Jack and Luci Laughlin 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
1935 Auburn SC Speedster
Ron McCrory 1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton
Bill and Barbara Parfet 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster
1936 Cord 810 nose
Don and Marlene Ohnstad 1909 Auburn G Touring
Al Pilz 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton engine
1933 Auburn 8-101A radiator mascot
1936 Cord 810 Sedan
Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg Riviera Brunn Convertible Sedan LF
Cord L-29 Woodlite
Engine Anthony Ficco 1929 Duesnberg J-149 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Bill and Linda Smith 1929 Cord L-29 Sedan
Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan
Bill Sherwood 1934 Duesenberg J Derham Arlington Sedan
Peter Heydon 1927 Duesenberg X Boat Roadster LR
Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan
George Arakelian 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet rolling
John and Suzanne Baeke 1926 Duesenberg Model A Sedan
supercharged engine Donald G. Wallace 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton
George Glaze 1930 Auburn Speedster
Cord L-29 Convertible Coupe

Anthony Ficco 1929 Duesenberg J-149 Dual Cowl Phaeton hood down

Charles Letts 1929 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

Auburns

Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

1937 Cord 812 front

1937 Cord 812 dash

Bob and Sharon Piper 1923 Auburn 6-43 Touring Sedan

Duesenberg J grille and lamps

Bill Dreist 1929 Duesenberg J-237 All Weather Cabriolet

Rene Lalique Eagle mascot Cord L-29

Gregory Foulk 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton

Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Beverly Murphy Berline Sedan left front

Hugh McKnight 1936 Cord Phaeton

Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Beverly Berline Sedan LR

1937 Cord 812 exhuast pipes

Josh Malks 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

Bill and Barbara Parfet 1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Brougham

1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet hood up

Felix and Pat DeGeyter1974 Auburn Dual Cowl Glenn Pray replica

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 engine

Jack and Luci Laughlin 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

1935 Auburn SC Speedster

Ron McCrory 1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton

Bill and Barbara Parfet 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster

1936 Cord 810 nose

Don and Marlene Ohnstad 1909 Auburn G Touring

Al Pilz 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton engine

1933 Auburn 8-101A radiator mascot

1936 Cord 810 Sedan

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg Riviera Brunn Convertible Sedan LF

Cord L-29 Woodlite

Engine Anthony Ficco 1929 Duesnberg J-149 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Bill and Linda Smith 1929 Cord L-29 Sedan

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan

Bill Sherwood 1934 Duesenberg J Derham Arlington Sedan

Peter Heydon 1927 Duesenberg X Boat Roadster LR

Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

George Arakelian 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet rolling

John and Suzanne Baeke 1926 Duesenberg Model A Sedan

supercharged engine Donald G. Wallace 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton

George Glaze 1930 Auburn Speedster

Cord L-29 Convertible Coupe

2 thoughts on “Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2012

  1. All the cars are awesome but I love, love, love the Brunn Riviera. We have many wonderful family memories from Auburn. The girls were hooked on pulled pork sandwiches at the Town Tavern when they very young. I hope this great celebration remains strong for future hobbyists and the terrific Auburn community.

  2. Totally agree on the Brunn Riviera. I’m not up on my Duesenberg lore like I used to be (as in a lot of things) but if I recall, a NY auto show car… and supercharged, and relatively original. Got to love the hinges, too.

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