Gordon Buehrig Gallery of Design
Sponsored by Alcoa Foundation
Co-sponsored by E. L. Cord Foundation &
Charles and Barbara Goodman Foundation
Explore the exciting story of automobile design through three of the world's greatest marques, Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg. Follow the career of master designer Gordon Buehrig. The process of design is illustrated through examples of automobiles and components produced by the Auburn Automobile Company and Duesenberg, Inc.. Using original materials from the Museum's archives, the gallery interprets both the practice and the evolution of automotive design.
Featured items on exhibit in this gallery include:
• Personal drafting set of Gordon Buehrig - This is the drafting set that Buehrig used while at Duesenberg, Inc. to design some of the greatest automobiles ever produced.
• Gordon Buehrig's Automotive Hall of Fame Medal
• Gordon Buehrig's TASCO scale model
• "The Generation That Never Was" - This display features the designer renderings of what would have been the 1938 Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles if the company had not gone out of business. The original artwork is housed in the museum's archives.