For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my new presentation “Indiana’s Innovative Automotive Designs.” I was inspired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas” scheduled for May 3 to August 23, 2015, which traces the development of concept cars not intended for series production from the early 1930s to the present.
With that in mind, I wanted “Indiana’s Innovative Automotive Designs” to demonstrate the development of three Indiana-built automobiles from 1928 to 1962. I believe it is style and beauty that draws us to a particular automobile. In the first-half of the twentieth century, some of America’s most sought after automobiles were produced in Indiana.
I want to tell this story through three iconic Indiana-built automobiles: the Duesenberg Arlington Torpedo Sedan better-known as the “Twenty Grand” Duesenberg; the 1936 Cord Model 810; and the 1962 Studebaker Avanti. They are still highly regarded by automotive enthusiasts around the world today.
These innovative automotive designs demonstrate only part of Indiana’s contributions to America’s production cars.
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I look forward to sharing my new presentation with you.