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.) 

 

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

supercharged engine Donald G. Wallace 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton

George Glaze 1930 Auburn Speedster

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 engine

Bill Sherwood 1934 Duesenberg J Derham Arlington Sedan

Bill and Barbara Parfet 1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Brougham

Engine Anthony Ficco 1929 Duesnberg J-149 Dual Cowl Phaeton

Bob and Sharon Piper 1923 Auburn 6-43 Touring Sedan

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg Riviera Brunn Convertible Sedan LF

Peter Heydon 1927 Duesenberg X Boat Roadster LR

Al Pilz 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton engine

Charles Letts 1929 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

Josh Malks 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

Bill and Linda Smith 1929 Cord L-29 Sedan

Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

1937 Cord 812 front

Scott Davis 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

Auburns

1933 Auburn 8-101A radiator mascot

George Arakelian 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet rolling

Felix and Pat DeGeyter1974 Auburn Dual Cowl Glenn Pray replica

Gregory Foulk 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton

Don and Marlene Ohnstad 1909 Auburn G Touring

Cord L-29 Woodlite

1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet hood up

1935 Auburn SC Speedster

Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Murphy Beverly Berline Sedan LR

John and Suzanne Baeke 1926 Duesenberg Model A Sedan

Hugh McKnight 1936 Cord Phaeton

Ron McCrory 1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton

1936 Cord 810 nose

1936 Cord 810 Sedan

Jack and Luci Laughlin 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

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

Bill Dreist 1929 Duesenberg J-237 All Weather Cabriolet

Rene Lalique Eagle mascot Cord L-29

1937 Cord 812 exhuast pipes

Cord L-29 Convertible Coupe

Jim Schenk 1934 Duesenberg J-525 Brunn Riviera Convertible Sedan

Bill and Barbara Parfet 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster

Duesenberg J grille and lamps

Terence Adderly 1931 Duesenberg J Beverly Murphy Berline Sedan left front

1937 Cord 812 dash

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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