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Museum Receives Grant From RPM Foundation

In partnership with the RPM Foundation, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum teamed up with two other Auburn, Indiana institutions that also have interest in supporting future leaders in the automotive world: the National Auto & Truck Museum (NATMUS) and James Classic Cars.

The museum’s RPM Intern was Josiah Jordan from North Carolina.  Josiah is a lifelong car and aviation enthusiast with a strong fascination with most everything from the 20th century, especially the piston engine and all its applications and variations.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and tinkering with any mechanical device he can get his hands on.

During his internship, Josiah was able to learn components of automotive care, preservation, and interpretation while at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.  At NATMUS, he experienced working with their vehicle crew to make vehicles operable along with restoration, body, and mechanical work.  At The James Collection, he was able to work to restore, maintain and preserve vehicles at a full restoration shop and privately held automotive museum. 

The 15 weeks spent in Auburn allowed Josiah to further explore his career interests, and he is now working to secure a position at an automotive restoration facility in North Carolina or the Midwest.  His connections in Auburn stay strong as he continues to visit his mentors and peers that he spent the summer with while being an RPM intern.

RPM Foundation (RPM) is an educational grant-making program of America’s Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit: for more information.

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