Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions regarding the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.
When is the Festival?
— The ACD Festival is held the week / weekend prior to Labor Day in Auburn Indiana annually. Most events consistently take place on the same day that week - for example the Kick-Off Luncheon is always held on the Thursday prior to Labor Day.
Does the Festival offer past souvenir items? For example, I need a collector’s plate from 2002, can the festival provide that?
— Yes and no. The festival has a small inventory of past items including posters, bumper stickers, collector’s plates, lapel pins, and badges. Let us know what you need and we can see if we have it.
Where can I stay when I visit?
— Visit the DeKalb County Conventions and Visitors Bureau for the many lodging options available for the festival.
Explanation of different organizations
— ACD Club
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club was founded in 1952 and currently boasts 1,800 world wide members. The ACD Club's purpose is the restoration and preservation of original ACD automobiles. It isn't required that you own an original car, you just need an interest to join the ACD Club.
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— Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
The museum has the greatest and most extensive collection of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles in the world, and features the largest exhibit of Duesenberg automobiles on public display in the world! This is a destination that you and your family can not miss!
Visit Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum website
— National Auto and Truck Museum (NATM)
It is the mission of NATM to exhibit cars that have been built in the tradition of the Auburn Automobile Comapny. These include outstanding examples of postwar cars. Trucks exhibited range from 1907 to modern concept trucks. The truck heritage of the City of Auburn and its McIntyre Company, which built a full range of trucks from 1907 until about 1915, is recognized.
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— National Military History Center Museum
The center is dedicated to helping current and future generations of Americans embrace and understand the unique nature of the American Military, and the individual service and sacrifice that continues to secure and preserve our freedoms.
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- Worldwide Auctioneers
- RM Auctions
The sale and acquisition of vintage motorcars is our core business and no one is better qualified than us. Our sole focus is on helping collectors buy and sell great motorcars, whether privately or at auction. We're unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer and we are absolutely invested in achieving the best result for you. No one knows your motorcar better, because we consigned it, researched it and marketed it. No other auction company is better placed to properly represent your investment on the auction podium.
RM Auctions was established in July 2010, following the purchase of the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, by RM Auctions. Backed by RM, the world’s largest collector car auction house, RM Auctions specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs at auction. Each year, the company hosts an established calendar of events in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations, including Auburn, Indiana, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to name a few.
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I want to be a swap meet or car related merchandise vendor, who do I contact?
I want to sell food at the festival, who do I contact?
— RM Auctions for auction park placement, ACD Festival for downtown placement.
What kind of things can get me moving at the festival?
— Lakewood Park 5K and the Duesy Walk
Can I bring my kids, pets, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, personal golf carts?
— Yes to kids, no to everything else.
Where can I park?
— Street parking is available throughout downtown and residential areas.
Are there other ways to get around Auburn once I'm there?
— Yes, there is a free shuttle service available thanks to the generous support of RM Auctions. The RM Auctions Trolley will run Friday 12-6 & Saturday from 10-6 every 20 to 30 minutes, stopping at Downtown Auburn (9th & Jackson), The ACD Museum (South Wayne St. & Van Buren St.), then head out to the Auburn Auctions Park (Bus Stop Pavilion) on a continuous loop.