(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is pleased to announce the selection of a new Curator. Following the retirement of Jon Bill in late November, a nationwide search concluded the perfect candidate was in plain view. Long-time museum employee, current Collections Manager, and cat-lover, Sam Grate will be Curator at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum effective January 1, 2019.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum began selling raffle tickets in Summer of 2018 with a goal to sell 1,200 tickets at the price of $50. Partnering with Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Ben Davis Chevrolet, and Ben Davis Ford, all of Auburn, Indiana. The museum sold tickets around the Greater Fort Wayne area and at its own events including Cars & Coffee, sponsored by RM Auctions. Unique opportunities for selling raffle tickets at RM Auctions Auburn Auction: A Labor Day Tradition and Rolling into Roanoke, provided large audiences.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is a special home to an all-new high-performance Ford GT thanks to Leon Habegger from Ultra Motorsports, LLC. The pioneers behind the supercar designed it not only to win races but also to serve as a test bed for new technologies and ideas for future vehicles across Ford’s vehicle lineup, just like automobiles housed at the National Historic Landmark.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to announce that Jon Bill, curator, is a Hoosier Hospitality Award winner. Through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Honest to Goodness Indiana, the Hoosier Hospitality Awards is put on by the Lt. Governor’s office.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum began selling raffle tickets back in February with a goal to sell 1,500 tickets at the price of $100. Partnering with Kelley Chevrolet of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Museum received a white 2019 Corvette Stingray to display at the Museum and in the Education & Exhibit Plaza. The Museum sold tickets around the Greater Fort Wayne area and at its own events including Cars & Coffee, sponsored by RM Auctions, where attendees enjoyed fellowship with free Jeremiah’s coffee and Tom’s Donuts of Auburn. The Corvette also made its way to several car shows including the Dekalb Chamber Partnership Cruise-Ins, the SweetCars Lunch, and New Haven Canal Days. Unique opportunities for selling raffle tickets at RM Auctions Auburn Spring Auction and Sweetwater’s GearFest, provided large audiences.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a matching challenge grant of $420,000 from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wisconsin, to be used toward repair and restoration of the elaborate Auburn Automobile Company showroom. The showroom itself was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was referred to in the facility’s National Historic Landmark nomination as “12,000 square feet of Art Deco splendor.”
(AUBURN) – Big news has come to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in the form of a 1st place NAAMY award from the National Association of Automobile Museums in the category of books and exhibit catalogs. The prestigious award is a result of the release of the new book, Cocktails of The Auburn Automobile Company: A Collection of Mixed Drinks.
(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has limited tickets for the “Win a NEW Corvette Raffle” available for purchase.
Raffle Tickets are available for only $100 each and can be purchased at the Museum at 1600 S. Wayne St. in Auburn, Indiana, Kelley Chevrolet at 5220 Value Dr. in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or via phone, by calling (260) 925-1444. The Indiana gaming license used for this raffle is #145950. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold, so chances of winning are excellent! First prize is winner’s choice of a 2019 Corvette Stingray Coupe AND $10,000 cash, or $40,000 in cash. The first prize of a new car is valued at more than $55,000 as determined by the manufacture suggested retail price provided by Kelley Chevrolet.
“Chances of winning the ‘Corvette Raffle’ are great!” said Executive Director of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Laura Brinkman. “The prizes are exceptional and benefit to the museum is so important! By purchasing raffle tickets, buyers are directly supporting the museum and the work we do here preserving history and teaching our rich automotive heritage.”
Winning tickets will be drawn after selling 1,500 tickets, or July 5, 2018, whichever comes first. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the not-for-profit Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Educational Programs. A 2019 Corvette Stingray will be on display at the Museum until the drawing, being featured at Cars & Coffee and various events around the community, including RM Auction’s Auburn Spring Triple Crown and Sweetwater Gearfest.
(AUBURN) – Just in time for the Holidays, Horizon Bank made a generous donation to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Executive Director Laura Brinkman said, “We are so grateful for this gift.” Ms. Brinkman then went on to talk about an upcoming project for which the Museum is beginning to secure funds. “When Horizon Bank Market President Larry Kummer appeared with a $5,000 donation Thursday, December 14, I was ecstatic.”
(AUBURN) – Friday, at 5:00 p.m. the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum announced the winners for the New Car Raffle. The Museum began selling raffle tickets in July with a goal to sell 999 tickets at the price of $50 each. Partnering with Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Ben Davis Chevrolet, and Ben Davis Ford, all of Auburn, Indiana, the Museum offered a choice of a 2018 Jeep Renegade 4x4, 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, or a 2017 Ford Mustang to the first place winner.
Whether your dream car’s a record-setting Ferrari or a humble Volkswagen Beetle, you can indulge your motorized fantasy at auto museums across the country. “They speak to the imagination,” says Ken Gross, a former museum director who now curates auto exhibits at fine art museums. “A lot of people remember the cars of their youth, both the cars they had, and the cars they wanted.” He shares some favorite displays with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
The Great Race made its stop in the Classic Car Capital of the World. The finish line on day five for the drivers began at the attractive gateway to the city of Auburn from the South, the Education & Exhibit Plaza at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
August 3rd, 2016
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is proud to receive a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor with a score of five out of five. TripAdvisor is an American travel website company providing reviews of travel-related content. TripAdvisor bestows a Certificate of Excellence on accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.
April 4th, 2016
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a $38,232 Heartland Fund matching challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wisconsin. The Jeffris Family Foundation assists the development of historic sites for nonprofit organizations in small towns and cities in eight Midwest states, including Indiana.