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Auburn in DeKalb County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Auburn / Cord

 
 
Auburn side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
1. Auburn side of the marker
Inscription.  
Auburn. The Grand Trinity of classic automobiles—Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg—each played prominent roles in racing history. Established in 1900 by the Eckhart family, early models successfully competed in the popular speed and reliability trials of the day. Later Auburns used powerful Lycoming engines to set speed records at Bonneville, Muroc and Atlantic City. In 1930, an Auburn racecar competed in the Indianapolis 500, which was paced by a Cord L-29.

Cord. Young E.L. Cord built racecars from old cars and sold them for a profit. As an entrepreneur he developed some of the most spectacular cars of their age. Impressed by the engineering of Harry Miller's Indy 500 dominating racecars, Cord purchased the production car rights to the front-drive technology and created the landmark Cord L-29. Cord's racing connection went beyond design: competing often, and setting many speed and endurance records at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 
Erected by Indiana Racing Memorial Association.
 
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Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 41° 21.387′ N, 85° 3.478′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on Wayne Street just north of Gordon M Buehring Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1503 Wayne St, Auburn IN 46706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duesenberg (here, next to this marker); Men Employees (a few steps from this marker); Frank Eckhart (a few steps from this marker); Robert Wiley (a few steps from this marker); Gordon Buehrig (a few steps from this marker); Women Employees (a few steps from this marker); Augie Duesenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Duesenberg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Cord side of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
2. Cord side of the marker
Auburn / Cord Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
3. Auburn / Cord Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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