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Sat, Oct 24


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

Fall 2-Day Drive to Auburn IN

Join us for a 2-day drive to Auburn, IN. We will take a docent-led tour of both the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Museum and the National Auto & Truck Museum. And we hope to enjoy some color change along the way.

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Fall 2-Day Drive to Auburn IN
Fall 2-Day Drive to Auburn IN

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – Oct 25, 2020, 6:00 PM

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 1600 Wayne St, Auburn, IN 46706, USA


About the event

Join us on Saturday morning, October 24th, for a two-day fall drive to Auburn, IN. 

You can join our caravan for breakfast at 9:00 AM at Cracker Barrel, located at 45525 N Interstate 94 Service Drive, Belleville, MI. Or if you don’t want breakfast, meet us in the Cracker Barrel’s parking lot at 10:45 AM. Or, you can meet us at 12:30 PM at our rest stop at the Sunoco Station, located at 4938 S. Meridian Rd., Hudson, MI. Or you can join us at 2:30 PM at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 1600 Wayne St., Auburn, IN. Our docent-led tour begins at 3:00 PM.

We will stay at the newest hotel in Auburn, the Tru by Hilton, 303 Peckhart Ct. We have a block of King Rooms held under the name Jaguar Affiliate Group of Michigan. The room rate is $112.00 plus taxes of $13.44, for a total of $125.44. Please call 260-333-7700, then dial “0”, and inform the Front Desk that you have group rooms reserved and that you would like to add your name and credit card information to confirm your booking. Please reserve your room by September 24, 2020.

We will have dinner at about 6:30 PM at the upscale Auburn City Steakhouse, 203 N Main St., Auburn.

Sunday morning we will have breakfast at 9:00 AM at Garrett House of Pancakes, 114 S Randolph St., Garrett, IN. Then we will drive to the National Auto and Truck Museum, 1000 Gordon M Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN, for a docent-led tour beginning at 11:00 AM.

Following the tour, we will depart for home with a stop for lunch at about 2:00 PM at Rumors, 212 W Main St., Hudson, MI. From Rumors, we will continue home independently.

Over the two days, we will drive about 6 hours total and cover about 267 miles. In addition to the car museums, we hope to also observe some fall color change on the drive. Mark your calendars now, and make your reservations so that you will not miss this fun, and likely, our last driving event this year.

Cost Estimates

  • Cracker Barrel, moderately priced
  • Tru by Hilton Hotel, including taxes, $125.44
  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (Compass Pass, covers both museums, $15.50 paid individually at the time of admission, plus $1 per person reimbursement for the cost of docent(s)
  • Auburn City Steakhouse, upscale pricing
  • National Auto & Truck Museum, $0 as it is included in 2-day Campas Pass, plus $1 per person for the docent fee reimbursement
  • Garrett House of Pancakes, moderately priced
  • Rumors, moderately priced


Saturday - breakfast, and dinner only

Sunday - breakfast, and lunch only

Please plan accordingly.

Docent Fees

The museum's docents compensation is not covered by the Campus Pass. The fees are $20 per docent at both museums. I will pay each docent and request that you have exact cash on hand to reimburse me for this expense. All other costs are paid directly by each participant.


Every venue requires the wearing of face covers and maintaining social distancing. In the restaurants, you will need a face covering to enter and leave or walk around the facility. Face covering can be removed once seated. The museums expect visitors to wear face-coverings while in the museum. The museums are large so social distancing should not be an issue. Please plan accordingly.

While the information included here is current, it is not possible to ensure that something won’t change. If it becomes necessary to make a change, you will be notified by email as long as you have registered and we know you are joining this event.

RSVP Information

Please reserve your spot for this fun event by September 24, 2020, either by using the event web page, or emailing, or texting 734-347-8747. Please include the number in your party, your cell phone number and where you will be meeting up with the group. We will use this information to update our venues and to enhance our ability to communicate during driving times.

Organizer: Phil Crutchfield

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