Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2013

It’s Labor Day weekend—time once again for the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival,  in Auburn, Indiana. Here’s a report on this year’s gathering. 

 

The ACD Festival is one of the oldest collector car events in America, dating back to 1954. It’s also one of the biggest, with a huge swap meet, car auctions, a parade, and a full slate of activities that stretch over the entire week.

The activities of Festival week tend to cluster around two geographic points: the museum district near downtown Auburn, and the sprawling Auctions America complex (the place formerly known as Kruse Auctions) one exit south of town on Interstate 69. For a full rundown on the events in Auburn including a schedule, map, travel and lodging info, and so forth, you can visit the official ACD Festival website. Info on the auction, swap meet and happenings down the road can be found at the Auctions America website.

One nice convenience at the Auctions America ranch is onsite golf car rental—saves wear and tear on the old feet getting around the hundreds of acres. MCG will admit that these days, he likes to take it easy and narrow his focus to a few key aspects of the festival. One favorite is the muster of cars at Eckhart Park on Saturday in preparation for the big parade through downtown Auburn in the afternoon.

If you can imagine hundreds of magnificent Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg autos all gathered in one place at one time….well. we don’t have to imagine. At Eckhart Park we get to see it.

As explained here last year, the park is just a few hundred yards east of the famed Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (see the MCG feature on the museum here) behind the former Auburn manufacturing complex. With its creek, lawns, and venerable old shade trees, the park is a picture-perfect venue for a vintage car show. Gallery below.

Look for part two of the ACD Festival coverage here

 

1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet George and Brad Waken dash
1931 Auburn 8-101A Touring Sedan Robert Gibson
1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet Joe and Debbie Guckert
1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton LF Lee and Bonnie Gorsuch
1933 Auburn 8-105 Convertible Sedan Thomas Quick
1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Coupe Paul and Linda Gould
1932 Duesenberg J-315 Murphy Phaeton James and Eileen Bartlett
1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan Pat Leahy
1933 Auburn 8-105A Phaeton Allan and Patricia Hatch
1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe Greg Orzanian
1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet George and Brad Waken
Lee Foldenauer Cord Sedan
1925 Duesenberg four-door sedan Shawn Miller
1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet racer Sheldon Rier
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet rear Thomas Lee
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Curt Stebbins
1933 Auburn 12-165 Speedster Lou Ficco
1929 Cord L-29 Phaeton Dick Greene
1934 Duesenberg Beverly Sedan Anthony Ficco
1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster  Michael and Julie Gaylor
1923 Duesenberg A Sport Phaeton John Bools
1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton Howard Calder
Three Auburns
1932 Auburn 12-160A Brougham Sid and Belva Meyer
1930 Auburn 8-95 Phaeton Chuck McCarthy
1931 Duesenberg J-423 SC Derham Tourster Terence Adderly
1929 Duesenberf J Murphy Coupe front Paul and Linda Gould
1932 Auburn 8-100A Brougham Lawrence Kanary
1929 Cord L29 Cabriolet Jack and Luci Laughlin
1932 Duesenberg J-315 Murphy Phaeton engine James and Eileen Bartlett
1937 Cord 812 SC Beverly Leslie Dreist rear
1934 Auburn Taxicab
1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet white Ken Clark

1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet George and Brad Waken dash

1931 Auburn 8-101A Touring Sedan Robert Gibson

1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet Joe and Debbie Guckert

1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton LF Lee and Bonnie Gorsuch

1933 Auburn 8-105 Convertible Sedan Thomas Quick

1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Coupe Paul and Linda Gould

1932 Duesenberg J-315 Murphy Phaeton James and Eileen Bartlett

1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan Pat Leahy

1933 Auburn 8-105A Phaeton Allan and Patricia Hatch

1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe Greg Orzanian

1937 Cord 812 SC Cabriolet George and Brad Waken

Lee Foldenauer Cord Sedan

1925 Duesenberg four-door sedan Shawn Miller

1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet racer Sheldon Rier

1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet rear Thomas Lee

1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Curt Stebbins

1933 Auburn 12-165 Speedster Lou Ficco

1929 Cord L-29 Phaeton Dick Greene

1934 Duesenberg Beverly Sedan Anthony Ficco

1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster Michael and Julie Gaylor

1923 Duesenberg A Sport Phaeton John Bools

1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton Howard Calder

Three Auburns

1932 Auburn 12-160A Brougham Sid and Belva Meyer

1930 Auburn 8-95 Phaeton Chuck McCarthy

1931 Duesenberg J-423 SC Derham Tourster Terence Adderly

1929 Duesenberf J Murphy Coupe front Paul and Linda Gould

1932 Auburn 8-100A Brougham Lawrence Kanary

1929 Cord L29 Cabriolet Jack and Luci Laughlin

1932 Duesenberg J-315 Murphy Phaeton engine James and Eileen Bartlett

1937 Cord 812 SC Beverly Leslie Dreist rear

1934 Auburn Taxicab

1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet white Ken Clark

One thought on “Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival 2013

  1. I say this every time you post a group of classic cars. Modern designers have no idea what to do with color. Even Sixties cars, whose design wasn’t conducive to two-tone paint, had decals and vinyl siding and vinyl roofs. Today they give us clunky aluminum wheels and deck spoilers and call it a day.

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