So you may have noticed that we don’t always post blogs in the chronological order of our visits. I’d like to be that organized and disciplined, but I’m not and never will be. In our defense…there isn’t always enough of an Internet or cell connection to upload photos and then we’ll move along and something else will catch our eye or our interest once we are in good coverage, and we’ll blog on that. We’ll…here goes one from way back in August, really not that long ago, but definitely a lot of miles ago! It was our second time driving through Indiana and our second time at the same campground (aka RV Park). We always look at Trip Advisor’s top 10 things to do in the places we stop. Kirk found a real “Duesy” in Auburn, Indiana. The Cord, Auburn, Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Yep! The expression Duesy, now spelled doozy, came from none other than the beautiful and meticulously hand made Duesenberg automobile. It became synonymous with perfection as were the Cord and Auburn Automobiles. The museum houses others, but those are the core.
I’m not much of a car history person, but I do love to see pretty cars and for a female, I probably like the sound of a throaty V8 more than I should…it being totally politically incorrect and all. I’ll blame that on my age and era when I was a teen. The museum was actually in the original showroom and offices where the automobiles were sold. The light fixtures and chandeliers are originals to that showroom, as is the way retro architectural detail throughout!  Hey, they even kept the upstairs restrooms as close to original as possible. I loved the museum on a number of fronts, the cars and the architectural details totally kept my attention. So without trying to explain the intricacies of motors, suspension, handling and other details that surely someone else could do…I’m going to post the photos I loved most. Anyone who is a “car person” ought to have this on their bucket list. I never expected to like it as much as I did and probably would enjoy a second visit! It houses so much from that automotive era, it’s difficult to see in one day.

The last 3 photos are from the upper floor administrative offices. The other offices and designers rooms are also all still in tact and on display. It’s a fantastic Museum even for the non car lover. Oh…if only those walls could talk. People such as Frank Lloyd Wright, John Dillinger and so many others bought cars there. Many are on display. Dillinger’s car still has bullet holes in it.

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Original Showroom Still In Tact, Original Art Deco Chandeliers

Owned by Frank Lloyd Wright

Owned by Frank Lloyd Wright

Original Showroom Architectural Details

Oooo LaLa my Favorite!!

A Real Duesy!

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Original Entrance to the Showroom

Car Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Car Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Auto Museum in Auburn, Indiana

President’s Office

Board Room

Secretary’s Dictaphone

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