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Dave Thomas | profile | all galleries >> Miscellaneous Travels >> Indiana >> The ACD Museum tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

The ACD Museum

As in Auburn, Cord & Duesenberg. The museum is found in Auburn, Indiana, north of Fort Wayne. The building itself is worth seeing, the Art Deco former administrative offices of the auto company.

We spent a couple of hours here in a meandering drive returning home from a family event in Crawfordsville. One could easily spend more time; there are a number of video presentations on the history of these automobiles and the people behind them. There is also a major festival there each year. As a Pennsylvania resident, We noted many of the Duesenberg engine designs were actually made by Lycoming Engine Company, in Williamsport, PA.

The cars on exhibit are in beautiful condition. One can't help some mumbling about "they don't make 'em like that any more!"

Sometimes Ye Olde Photographer can't help playing with some toys -- such as his Perkeo II folding camera. This is a 1952 vintage machina fotografica that folds to jacket pocket size, but takes twelve 6x6 cm frames on a roll of 120 film. Shooting here with available light was stretching things a bit, a tripod (not sure if that's permitted) would have allowed better depth of field and less camera shake; but it was fun anyway! The B&W results are sprinkled in amongst the digi-color shots.

Historical Marker
Historical Marker
ACD Museum
ACD Museum
Museum Entrance
Museum Entrance
Main Floor
Main Floor
Main Floor
Main Floor
View from Stairway
View from Stairway
Main Floor
Main Floor
Bird's Eye View
Bird's Eye View
1929 Duesenberg J-116
1929 Duesenberg J-116
1929 Duesenberg J-116
1929 Duesenberg J-116
1931 Cord
1931 Cord
1931 Cord
1931 Cord
1931 Cord
1931 Cord
1936 Auburn
1936 Auburn
1933 Auburn
1933 Auburn
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg Spare
1930 Duesenberg Spare
1930 Duesenberg J
1930 Duesenberg J
1931 Duesenberg J
1931 Duesenberg J
1936 Cord
1936 Cord
1936 Cord
1936 Cord
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg J-476
1932 Duesenberg
1932 Duesenberg
1932 Duesenberg - Boat Tail
1932 Duesenberg - "Boat Tail"
1932 Duesenberg
1932 Duesenberg
1932 Cord E-1
1932 Cord E-1
1932 Cord E-1
1932 Cord E-1
1930 Cord
1930 Cord
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
1937 Cord Hardtop Coupe
Cord
Cord
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Auburn  Roadster
1926 Auburn Roadster
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1926 Duesenberg - Detail
1926 Duesenberg - Detail
Cord
Cord
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico
1952 Ferrari 340 "Mexico"
1957 Mercedes 300SL
1957 Mercedes 300SL
1957 Mercedes 300SL
1957 Mercedes 300SL
1967 Shelby Cobra 427
1967 Shelby Cobra 427
1952 Jaguar XK120
1952 Jaguar XK120
1911 Metallurgique Speedster
1911 Metallurgique Speedster
1936 Cord  810 Coupe
1936 Cord 810 Coupe
1936 Cord 810 Coupe
1936 Cord 810 Coupe
1941 Graham Hollywood
1941 Graham "Hollywood"
1930 Duesenberg
1930 Duesenberg
1930 Duesenberg
1930 Duesenberg
1919 Locomobile Model 48
1919 Locomobile Model 48
1916 Rauch & Lang J-6 Electric
1916 Rauch & Lang J-6 Electric
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1956 Ford Thunderbird
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
1954 Chevrolet Corvette
1957 Chevy
1957 Chevy
Stairway to Upper Level
Stairway to Upper Level
Auburn V-12 Chassis
Auburn V-12 Chassis
Auburn V-12 Chassis
Auburn V-12 Chassis
1931 Marmon 16
1931 Marmon 16
1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36
1927 Pierce Arrow Model 36
1938 Packard Convertible Victoria V12
1938 Packard Convertible Victoria V12
1930 Ruxton
1930 Ruxton
1935 Auburn 851 Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn 851 Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1935 Auburn Speedster - Supercharged
1978 Buehrig
1978 Buehrig
Duesenberg Model J Engine
Duesenberg Model J Engine
Duesenberg Model J Engine
Duesenberg Model J Engine
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1926 Duesenberg Model A
1929 Auburn Speedster
1929 Auburn Speedster
1932 Auburn Speedster
1932 Auburn Speedster
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1930 Cadilac V8 Chassis
1930 Cadilac V8 Chassis
1948 Lincoln
1948 Lincoln
1928 Stutz Blackhawk Speedster
1928 Stutz "Blackhawk" Speedster
1928 Stutz Blackhawk Speedster
1928 Stutz "Blackhawk" Speedster
1929 J-200 Duesenberg
1929 J-200 Duesenberg
1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster
1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster
Auburn Cabin Speedster - 1929
Auburn Cabin Speedster - 1929
Ash Wood Frame - Auburn Cabin Speedster
Ash Wood Frame - Auburn Cabin Speedster
1933 Auburn 12 Phaeton
1933 Auburn 12 Phaeton
1910 Auburn
1910 Auburn
Another 1910 Auburn
Another 1910 Auburn
1922 Auburn Beauty Six
1922 Auburn "Beauty Six"
1922 Auburn Beauty Six
1922 Auburn "Beauty Six"
1952 Crosley Super Roadster
1952 Crosley "Super" Roadster
Firsts!
Firsts!
1929 Cord L-29
1929 Cord L-29
1930 Cord L-29 Chassis
1930 Cord L-29 Chassis
Auburn V12
Auburn V12
King-Bugatti 16 cyl Aircraft Engine
King-Bugatti 16 cyl Aircraft Engine
Duesenberg V16 Aircraft Engine
Duesenberg V16 Aircraft Engine
Duesenberg V16 Aircraft Engine
Duesenberg V16 Aircraft Engine
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged V8
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged V8
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged V8
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged V8
Duesenberg  Model A Straight 8
Duesenberg Model A Straight 8
Duesenberg Model A Straight 8
Duesenberg Model A Straight 8
1909 McIntyre Touring Car
1909 McIntyre Touring Car
1909 McIntyre Model 251 Truck
1909 McIntyre Model 251 Truck
1907 Kiblinger Runabout
1907 Kiblinger Runabout
1913 Imp
1913 Imp
1909 Zimmerman
1909 Zimmerman
1909 Zimmerman Engine
1909 Zimmerman Engine
Gordon Buehrig - Design
Gordon Buehrig - Design