Cruise into Auburn for ACD Festival

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) Labor Day weekend means one thing to people in Auburn and car enthusiasts: The Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Festival. The festival has been featuring hot rods, vintage and muscle cars for the past 58 years.

On Saturday, the Auburn Auction Park off of I-69 at exit 126 opens at 9 a.m. It costs $15 for a day pass at Auctions America. To view a catalog of what is being auctioned off, click here.

At 1 p.m., more than 200 classic cars paraded down Jackson Street in Auburn and end at the Courthouse Square on Main Street. Many people from around the community participated in the 59th classic car parade, including NewsChannel 15’s Alyssa Ivanson.

People and cars come from all over the country for this weekend. Organizers said the furthest they know of anybody coming was Australia. The parade showed off different models of Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs from the 20s and 30s. Some of the cars are valued at more than a million dollars.

“It brings a lot of excitement and attention to the cars that were built in Auburn and started at the ACD factory which is now the ACD museum,” Jessica Butler, the ACD Club Event Coordinator said.

Car enthusiasts said it’s like an annual family reunion where they get to see all of their friends with similar interests all in one place.

The cars will remain on display at the courthouse until 4 p.m.  There will also be an auction for some of these cars at the ACD musueam from 6 to 10 p.m.

While the ACD Festival is focused around cars, visitors can also experience Auburn museums, historic tours, food from food truck vendors, and live music.

For a full list of festival events, click here.

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