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April Automobile of the Month - 1913 Imp Cyclecar

 

Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month.  Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile.  The April 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1913 Imp Cyclecar, graciously donated to the museum by James H. McIntyre of Auburn, Indiana.

Although unique, affordable and efficient, cyclecars did not last very long in the market.  The cyclecar manufactured by the W. H. McIntyre Company of Auburn, Indiana was called the Imp.  It seats two people, one directly behind the other, and has a retractable top.  Because they were only produced for two years, only a few thousand were made.  Today, only five Imp cyclecars are known to exist.  This 1913 Imp Cyclecar has a 100-inch wheelbase and is powered by a two-cylinder engine that produces 15 horsepower; just enough power to get around! 

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 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to 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

Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s.

  • Beloved: a National Historic Landmark
  • Accredited: by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
  • MSNBC named: “Top Ten Gearhead Destinations in the United States”
  • Dedicated: to promoting Auburn’s legendary automotive heritage on a national level

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Presents Living History Night

(AUBURN) – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to invite visitors to interact with history during its “Living History Night” on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Actors depicting E.L. Cord, Alan Leamy, sales associates, secretaries, and laborers will be present for visitors to talk with, interact with and learn from.  “This event idea came from a brainstorming session with staff,” said Aaron Warkentin, curator of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.  “The entire staff is passionate about the Museum, its mission, and its educational programs.  This event is just one more way that we can share our passion for this history with the public.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to work with a salesman to place an order for an automobile, just as they would have between 1930 and 1936 at one of Auburn Automobile Company’s official dealerships worldwide.  “The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is the only museum in the world where visitors can walk the same hallways and climb the same stairs as the people who created the history,” Kendra Klink, chief operating officer stated.  “During this special event, visitors can not only experience those things, but they can also find out what it might have been like to interact with the President of the Auburn Automobile Company, an acclaimed automobile designer, the secretaries who kept the company running smoothly, the salesmen who sold the automobiles, and the laborers who used their hands to craft the beautiful works of art the Museum has the privilege of sharing 362 days a year.”

This family-friendly event is free with admission.  Come and experience the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum like you never have before!

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 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to 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

To become a sponsor of the 2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Benefit Extravaganza please contact the Development Team at (260) 925-1444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Quick Facts

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Museum Hours We are open M-F 10am - 7pm and Sat-Sun 10am - 5pm EST

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Over 120 cars! The museum exhibits an average of 120 automobiles and related artifacts on three floors of the historic building.

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Admission Rates Adult: $12.50 per person, Children: $7.50 (under 5 free), Family Rate: $32.00*
 
 
 

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