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Historic Vehicle Association Makes Special Stop On National Tour In Auburn, Indiana

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) is embarking on a cross-country tour following the same route Edsel Ford took to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco, California. The “Road Trip Century Celebration” is a thirty-four day, 2,400+ mile road trip celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and National Auto & Truck Museum in conjunction with the HVA will host a Cars & Coffee event to signify the Road Trip Century Celebration’s initial stop.

The Road Trip Century Celebration honors a century of adventure and personal travel by automobile. The Lincoln Highway and Old Trail Roads were established from New York to California and considered newly drivable. America also celebrated the completed Panama Canal, coast-to-coast telephone service and citizens who took to the roads to explore America. 1915 was considered the dawn of the Road Trip Century.

“It is so exciting for the Historic Vehicle Association to stop at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum during this monumental journey because it is actually where automotive history took place,” said Kendra Klink, chief operating officer of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “We encourage visitors to walk the same stairs as the original automobile designers, browse the same hallways, and to interact history. This Cars & Coffee event allows visitors to be a part of history.”

The Historic Vehicle Association will travel from Detroit to San Francisco to celebrate Edsel Ford’s original journey 100 years ago. The experience of the trip will be shared from the perspective of traveling Ford’s route in two vehicles a 1915 Ford Model T Touring similar to Edsel Ford’s car and a 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible.

Join the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, National Auto & Truck Museum, and Historic Vehicle Association for the Road Trip Century Celebration Cars & Coffee event on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.