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Date: Aug. 14, 2012

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Auburn, IN. August 2012. Auburn, Indiana, is gearing up for another full-scale celebration of all things classic this Labor Day Weekend in the Classic Car Capital of the World®, the birthplace of some of the world’s most revered automotive brands. Auburn really is the place where it all started and the longstanding Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival is a weeklong celebration of the town’s unique heritage and of the classic car itself. Labor Day Weekend in Auburn is a tradition that has been attracting enthusiasts for decades, with Festival partners once again set to welcome over 200,000 visitors from across the U.S. and overseas to the “World’s Greatest Car Show and Festival,” promising an ever growing schedule of activities for car lovers of all ages. Enthusiasts can look forward to four days of festivities during which popular classics rub shoulders with some of the world’s finest automobiles, three time Indy 500 champion Bobby Unser serves as Grand Marshal at the annual Parade of Classics, and almost 2,000 diverse collector cars line up to go under the hammer, with Auburn’s unique museum district at the heart and soul of much of the celebrations.

“Auburn has a very special place in automotive history and we are justifiably proud of our wonderful Festival and great museums, which bear testament to this town’s unique heritage,” said Auburn Mayor, Norman Yoder, “Both the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and the National Auto & Truck Museum joined an elite group of historic US sites in 2005 when they were nominated as a National Historic Landmark, and part of our Labor Day Weekend celebrations help support these great museums. We look forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide back to town for another fantastic weekend and to continue to do so for many years to come.”

Many iconic cars have traded hands in Auburn over the years, another tradition that continues today. Worldwide Auctioneers will present a two-evening catalogue sale at its fifth annual The Auburn Auction, scheduled to take place downtown in the historic museum district at the National Auto & Truck Museum, in the former Cord L29 building itself. The Auburn Auction starts with All Ford Friday on the evening of August 31, a fun and fast paced sale that will showcase a selection of important Fords, with The Main Event scheduled for Saturday evening on September 1, once again featuring eighty exceptional automobiles, including some very significant pre-war American classics. Auctions America by RM will host its third annual Auburn Fall Auction from August 30 through September 2, with more than 1,200 classics, hot rods, exotics, and muscle cars, along with a magnificent range of memorabilia slated to cross the block at the historic Auburn Auction Park. Auctions America’s program will also feature an extensive swap meet and car corral, hosted by Carlisle Events, along with monster truck and helicopter rides. Full auction details are available online at www.worldwide-auctioneers.com and www.auctionsamerica.com.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum also offers visitors live auction action during the Festival. The celebrated museum will host its seventh annual Benefit Extravaganza on the evening of Thursday, August 30 in the original, ornate art deco building of the Auburn Automobile Company, with “Racers & Record Setters” as this year’s theme. The evening opens with camaraderie and a silent auction, followed by a benefit dinner and auction of ten or more automobiles, not from the Museum’s collection. The Benefit Extravaganza is the museum’s premier annual fundraiser, essential to maintain its world renowned collection. Tickets to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Benefit Extravaganza are available by emailing info@automobilemuseum.org or calling 260. 925.1444. Other historic Auburn museums also stand to benefit from the week’s festivities. Proceeds from the sale of many significant cars slated for Worldwide Auctioneers’ All Ford Friday event will support both the Early Ford V-8 Museum & Foundation and the National Auto & Truck Museum. These include some very rare and important sports cars and racers, like the ex-Sir Stirling Moss 1966 Shelby GT350 and the 2004 Ford GT Factory Test Mule, a unique and spectacular piece of Ford history. Auctions America will also help local charitable causes when Barry Weiss acts as an honorary celebrity auctioneer at the Auctions America event on Sunday, Sept. 2, as multiple lots cross the block for charity. Funds raised from the sale of the charity lots will benefit the family of U.S. Army Sgt. JaBraun Knox along with the Fort Wayne Base Community Council Military Support Fund.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival runs from August 30 through September 2, with a host of individual events scheduled across the week. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, will welcome enthusiasts from across the country to its Annual Reunion. Full details are available at www.acdfestival.org and www.ACDclub.org, as well as from the Dekalb County Visitors Bureau and Auburn Chamber of Commerce. The Auctions America event will include an exclusive educational seminar highlighting 50 years of Shelby American Inc., hosted by wellknown SPEED commentator, Dave Despain, along with celebrity appearances by Barry Weiss from A&E’s hit TV show, “Storage Wars” and three time Indy 500 champion Bobby Unser.

National Auto & Truck Museum Open Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm. The Museum will be open Friday and Saturday evening for the Worldwide Auctioneers auction. For information on the auctions please visit worldwide-auctioneers. com or call 800.990.6789. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Open Hours: Monday, 9am to 5pm; Tuesday, 9am to 8pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday, September 2, 9am to 5pm.
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