A special exhibit featuring the designs of the League of Retired Automotive Designers will be closing on Thursday, April 21, 2016. It has been on display since August 2015.
The League of Retired Automotive Designers is an informal group of mostly retired automobile designers whose abilities have been honed by years of experiences and who continue to have the creativity, passion, enthusiasm, energy, and ambition to design cars and trucks for their own enjoyment.
The Museum approached last year by the League of Retired Automotive Designers group about the opportunity to display concept drawings of their own modern versions of Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm, Collections Manager Sam Grate will host a panel discussion with some of the designers that comprise the League of Retired Automotive Designers as they discuss their ideas, concepts, renderings, and inspiration for their drawings.
Designers present will include: David McIntosh assistant chief designer for GM Design from 1964 – 2003; Richard Beck designer for Ford Motor Company from 1968 – 2007; Paul Down retired industrial design professor from the University of Notre Dame; and Darwin Hawthorne auto design executive for Ford Motor Company from 1964 – 2002.
The presentation begins at 6:00 pm in the Gallery of Classics at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The presentation is free with paid admission, museum members can attend free of charge. The Museum galleries will be open before and after the presentation, so come early to tour and then join the conversation with these intriguing guests!
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s international headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org