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Things to do for the Indiana Auto Enthusiast

A month ago I wrote a review of 100 Things for Every Gearhead to do Before They Die .

Author Jason Fogelson lists: Rides and Drives, Auctions, Car Museums, New Car Shows, Classic Car Shows, Concours d’Elegance, Factory Tours, Land Speed Records, Motorcycle Museums, Off-Roading, Racing, Rallies, Test-Drives and Experiences, Driving Schools, Track Days, and Seasonal Itineraries.

His list got me thinking about things to do for the Indiana auto enthusiast. At Cruise-IN.com my new listing includes 33 items: Museums with cars, Backroads and Drives, Exhibits and Events, Experiences,and Factory Tours.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

I believe one of the best ways to experience Indiana’s automotive heritage is by visiting these offerings. My first exposure to collectible cars was the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival over Labor Day weekend many years ago. After visiting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, seeing the Parade of Classics, perusing the cars around the Courthouse square, and going to the auction, I was hooked for life. In fact, if you want to experience it all in one full day, do it just as I did. Visit all four places on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Now, I take it at a slower pace, and spread it out over two or three days.

I feel that Indiana’s car culture offerings are first rate. Most are within a two-hour drive for most anyone. I encourage you to grab your map and planner, and visit my recommendations to see what Indiana’s car culture is all about. Who knows? Maybe I’ll see you there.

For more information on these resources follow this link.