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Museum Hosts Connecting Rods Luncheon Over Labor Day Festival

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host its 10th annual “Connecting Rods Luncheon” on Saturday, September 5, 2015 for all former employees of the Auburn Automobile Company or Duesenberg, Inc. and their family and friends.

“The Museum created the “Connecting Rods Luncheon” ten years ago due to the number of living connections to the Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg, Inc. beginning to lessen in numbers,” said Laura Brinkman, Executive Director and CEO of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. “This event helps us keep the memories and stories alive of the great men and women who helped shape automotive history with their work, ingenuity, and superior craftsmanship that visitors travel from around the globe to see today.”

Each year, a special presentation by Director of Education & Archives, Jon Bill is given to attendees. This year the Cord 810/812 and the Studebaker Avanti will be the focus of the luncheon. These automobiles are two of the most influential and controversial automobiles built in northern Indiana. Born 27 years apart, each has a fascinating history with many parallels to the other. The presentation will be accompanied with many rare images of both of these legendary automobiles.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and is $15 per person. The event is over by noon, so it leaves attendees time to get downtown for the annual Parade of Classics. If you would like to attend this event or become a Connecting Rod, please call the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum at (260) 925-1444 or via email at info.