The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and Car Show In Auburn Indiana (September 3, 2023)
September 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Car Show is a four-day festival that parades America’s most luxurious past vehicle brands through the streets of Auburn, Indiana, – Aug. 31 Sept. 3, 2023.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival (ACD) ends with a Car Show, a Car Downtown Cruise-In, a Car Parade, and a chance to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. All events are open to friends and family, friendly, and FREE to attend…
The Downtown Cruise-In
One of the most anticipated events of the ACD weekend is “The Downtown Cruise-In,” which kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on September 1st.
Here, you can actually participate yourself! Hundreds of car collectors and car enthusiasts bring their own classic cars to fill the streets of downtown Auburn.
In past years, the Downtown Cruise-In has showcased up to 800 classic cars, ranging from hot rods and muscle cars to imports and other unique vehicles. As you wander around Auburn’s historic courthouse, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant atmosphere, surrounded by a diverse array of automobiles echoing tales of yesteryear and innovations of today.
But the true stars of the show can be found at the “9th Street Experience”, situated between Jackson and Main. Here, you’ll encounter the crown jewels: the iconic Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs, proudly presented by the ACD Club. Don’t miss this automotive spectacle; it promises a blend of history, culture, and sheer automotive passion.
“SweetCars” and the Fort Wayne Driving Club
This year, The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival is delighted to welcome back SweetCars and the Fort Wayne Driving Club (FWDC) to downtown Auburn for the 2023 edition of “Fast and Fabulous powered by SweetCars!”
Think of the “Sweetcars Event” as Supercar Heavan!!!
The Sweetcars Event starts on Saturday, September 2nd, at 4:30 p.m. with the thunderous grand entrance of over 100 contemporary exotic supercars and sports cars. Here you will witness such illustrious exotic brands as Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang, and more.
Following the grand entrance, all the cars will be prominently displayed on the city’s side streets and around the courthouse square. The Sweetcars Event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Following the SweetCars event, gather your friends and family for an evening of live music. Starting at 6:00 PM, the band “Reload” will take the stage, setting the mood with their tunes. They’ll be followed by the band “REkT”. It’s the perfect way to continue the festivities and enjoy some quality time with loved ones.
Parade of Classics
Another must-see event of the Festival is the cherished Parade of Classics on Saturday, September 2nd, starting at 1 p.m.
During this two-hour Parade of Classics, ACD Club members from around the world will showcase their stunning vintage cars, parading them through Auburn’s scenic streets. After the procession, these iconic vehicles will be on display around the courthouse square and along 9th Street, adjacent to the Auburn Hotel.
This year, the Parade of Classics celebrates the “Year of the Supercharged Car.” Special appearances include our esteemed Grand Marshal, Corky Coker, and a performance by DeKalb High School’s Baron Brigade Marching Band. Don’t miss this tribute to automotive history!
After the car parade, the cars will be lined up and down Auburn’s downtown streets.
All in all, The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival weekend includes a Car Show, a Car Downtown Cruise-In, a Car Parade, and a chance to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
The ACD festival is FREE Admission for all to enjoy and is a great festival for friends and family.
The Downtown Auburn Friday Cruise-In, the Parade of Classics, the Hoosier Tour, the Auburn auctions at both Worldwide Auctioneers and RM Auctions, museum activities, and more draw visitors from all over the world. (FOR MORE INFO ON THE ACD EVENTS – CLICK HERE)
Also See: The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
While in Auburn, don’t forget to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, which is a historic automobile museum located right in downtown Auburn. The museum has curated the rarest and most historically significant Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg cars in the world. The museum houses over 100 priceless classic cars throughout the museum. (Visit the online ACD Museum here).
Summary of Events
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival ACD Festival (Aug 31 – Sept. 3, 2023)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd, 2023
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Venue: Downtown Auburn, Indiana
Address: 1600 Wayne Street, Auburn, IN 46706
Phone: (260) 925-3600
ACD Website: https://www.acdfestival.org/
ACD Facebook Page