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Recommended Day Trip (this would obviously be better as a two-day trip)
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum
Location:      Auburn, Indiana, just north of Ft. Wayne
Distance:     310 Miles from Newburgh, IN
Travel time: Approximately 4 1/2 Hours (by Interstate)

In May of 2008, Susan and I visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. We expected to see fine examples of these three important marques but were surprised to find them housed in such a striking setting. A large collection of fascinating cars are housed in the former international headquarters building of the Auburn Automotive Company.

Indiana enjoys a rich automotive history. More than 40 of its cities manufactured automobiles. Auburn, Cord, and the later Duesenberg automobiles were all built in Auburn. Theses brands clearly represent a lasting elegance and engineering superiority.

Other Indiana makes were represented in the collection as well, such as this Studebaker Avanti and the Union.

Significant makes from Europe were on hand.

Some cars were posh. Some were practical. All were fun to see.

We probably spent two to three hours roaming the halls and galleries and could have spent more time but were at the end of a several-day trip and were ready to head home. Auburn is close enough to motor up, spend a relaxing evening, tour the museum the next morning and return to Evansville that evening. Of course, you could always head north into Michigan to find much more automotive history and lore.

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