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Two automotive experiences

With fall just around the corner, I would like to offer two automotive experiences for your consideration.

I believe the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is one of America’s automotive treasures. This Car Crazy video of the Auburn museum is a great brochure. This clip distills the essence of the museum into a great video experience.

Anyone interested in collector cars has to visit the ACDAM in person. Even though the museum focuses on Indiana-build autos, it provides a great overview of the country’s golden automotive age. I’ve been there a number of times and still find something new each visit. If you plan to travel in the upper mid-west, I strongly encourage you to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

If you enjoy touring along America’s two-lane highways like I do, I recommend traveling along the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway is the country’s first transcontinental highway running some 3,389 miles across 11 states from New York’s Times Square to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.

This historical documentary video developed by the Harrison County Welcome Center outside of Missouri Valley, Iowa, provides a glimpse of this great road. Highway travel 100 years ago was quite perilous with most inter-city roads being unimproved.

Indianapolis native, Carl G. Fisher proposed building a coast-to-coast rock highway in the fall of 1912, and America’s lifestyle has never been the same. Even though most the sections of the Lincoln Highway have been bypassed by the Eisenhower Interstate System, travel today along the route provides an excellent experience of a bygone era.

Efforts by the Lincoln Highway Association and other entities have marked the route and provided other interpretive resources to ensure today’s travelers are able to encounter this automotive icon. Some enthusiasts have traveled the Lincoln end-to-end in one trip. Others like me, check it out in sections, one-at-a-time.

If you are looking for an automotive double-hitter, why not check out the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and then drive about 30 miles south to Fort Wayne and start your trek west across the Lincoln Highway in Indiana to Dyer.

I invite you to check these two automotive experiences.