Like many Auburn citizens, I take great pride in our city’s rich automotive history, particularly the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. This automotive factory-turned-museum is a cherished local treasure and a recognized National Historic Landmark. Since its opening in 1974, the museum has contributed to Auburn’s economic growth and prosperity as it has welcomed nearly two million visitors from 50 states and over 40 countries.
When visitors walk through the museum’s doors, it’s as if they step back in time to the golden era of automobiles and experience the world’s most extensive collection of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles—many of which were manufactured over 75 years ago in the very same building.
Every Labor Day weekend, the museum hosts its premier fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the educational programs and operations of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. This year, 400 car collectors, museum supporters and admirers are expected to attend the event which is appropriately themed “Glitz and Glam” in celebration of the stunning automobiles and their beautiful hood ornaments. The extravaganza kicks off with a silent auction, art deco showroom and gourmet dinner, followed by an auction of eight collector automobiles.
Mark your calendars for September 1st and join us in the celebration and preservation of Auburn’s rich automotive heritage. We hope to see you here!