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Barn-Find Productions

It’s year end and I tend to do a  bit of organizing on the way to the big change of the calendar page (not so much) and the paper and electronic files (huge task).  I ran across a business card for the project of a group of university students. I had met them, but never had followed up on the final outcome.

Here is their story.



Old Timers

We recommend this UTube of Hershey from 1962.

Look for a yellow speedster at :42 seconds. Another yellow speedster at 4:08. And the yellow Mormon Meteor between them at 3:19.  Cigarette cream was the color to use for the sportiest rides.

Cover Story

Auburns Midwest, Curt & Janine, are pleased to have one of their Auburns on the cover of the Old Cars Weekly magazine that coincides with the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg event in Auburn Indiana.

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ACD Cars in the Rain

Here is a good YouTube of the 2015 Festival parade.  It proves the cars do not shrink when wet!


Auburn Events in Indiana – Plan a September Visit

Have a desire to see a variety of Auburns at one time? Ever dream of seeing a row of Duesenbergs? Think all coffin nose Cords came in the color cigarette cream? Plan your Labor Day weekend in Auburn, Indiana.

Check out the ACD Club information about their events here: ACD Club

The many other things to do can be found at the ACD Festival site:  ACD Festival

And the ACD Factory is having a get together. Check out the Event page here:  ACD Factory

Like neighborhood tag sales?  The whole town gets in on the action. Antiques, quilts, crafts, auction cars:  you can’t know what kind of souvenir will come home with you!



New Zealand Auburns

Auburns Midwest is pleased to have had some little part in the restoration of this 1936  Auburn  automobile in New Zealand.

This majestic Auburn 852 coupe belongs to Hennie and William Hulman.

Napier 2014
The Hulman’s participate in Napier, New Zealand Art Deco Days and own more than one amazing Auburn.

2013 Trosa, Sweden Car Show

Leave it to a car lady to begin an international trip with a car show.  Since I was the instigator of a family heritage type trip which ended up being a group of eight people, and the only opportunity that came up in our time frame was for the very day we arrived in Sweden, I had to fit it into the plan!  The fact that all the travelers could hardly keep eyes open by the end of the show, we pressed our hosts to leave a bit early and miss the exceptional lottery prize giveaways, and we each lost half the next day to sleep, does not diminish the amount of enjoyment we got out of attending this car show.

After a fitful night in airline seats and arrival mid-day in Stockholm, we boarded a train for a small town where we were met by an assemblage of four vehicles to drive us to the Trosa show.  Trosa, Sweden (pronounced trrue’-sa) is a fishing village on the east coast of Sweden.  Our convoy included two Auburns, a Cobra and a vintage Chrysler. We arrived without incident after a country drive and did not hit any moose in the road. It really was an excellent outing!  Thank you to all four of our Drivers for the extra effort it took to accommodate us.  It could not have been a better introduction to Swedish hospitality.

1S Trosa car show (2) Kait


1S Trosa car show (21)

Doing what car people do with cars:  getting a better look.

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Pebble Beach 2013

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is held each August and is considered an international premier event in the lives of car collectors and aficionados. This year we were thrilled to see two cars in particular attend.  Auburns Midwest supplied parts that assisted in both of these restorations.


This Dew Motor Cars restoration was awarded third place in the class.

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Another beautiful example of the Auburn Speedster

A road course is part of the Pebble Beach experience for even the spiffiest entrants.


Gotta Love this shot of the meat in the speedster entrée.