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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Presents Its First Online Virtual Exhibit Of 2017

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will debut its first ever online exhibit on March 1, 2017. The exhibit titled 1931 Auburn 8-98 Sales Promotion: Collective Advertisers Association, Chicago, is the first in a series of three online exhibits to be featured on the museum’s website during 2017. This and all upcoming virtual exhibits have been made possible by the museum’s digitization project.

1931 Auburn 8-98 Sales Promotion features a series of photographs held in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Archives that were recently catalogued, scanned, and entered into the museum’s database. The photographs highlight one of the many public marketing campaigns undertaken by the Auburn Automobile Company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. In 1931, the company held raffles at official Collective Advertisers Association, Chicago establishments for multiple Auburn 8-98 automobiles.

The photos exhibited on the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum website show the public raffles, the establishments that sold the raffle tickets, and the raffle winners posed with their prize automobiles. Unlike other in-person exhibits, this virtual exhibit provides the public access to archival items that are not normally on display. Many of the items feature information about the archival materials that might not normally be included in a typical in-person interpretive exhibit. The exhibit provides online patrons the ability to interact with the museum from anywhere in the world.

To visit the1931 Auburn 8-98 Sales Promotion virtual exhibit please go to This and all future virtual exhibits will be available indefinitely as part of the museum’s regular public programming.

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 national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open daily from 9 am-5 pm. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!