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Indiana car makers

Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:03 am

I spent some time at the Auburn,Chord Deusenburg museum last week. My cousin is a volunteer mechanic there. I havent been there since 1986 when our high school prom was held there. They have a wall with all the car builders in Indiana on a map. Kind of hard to see but thought it very interesting.
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Wayne County Historical Society Museum

Post by FreighTer Jim » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:56 pm

Visit The Wayne County Historical Society Museum in Richmond, IN to view their small but impressive auto collection of early cars.

A few were built in Richmond which had over (10) automakers and (6) piano manufacturers & at least (1) airline manufacturer ... :idea:

That museum is ranked one of the top ten medium size museums in the US.

I took a quick tour today with Mark Atkins.

Plan to return and spend much more time.


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Re: Indiana car makers

Post by PDGx » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm

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Re: Indiana car makers

Post by Dallas Landers » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:38 pm

Thank you Paul. I think Indiana was second only to Michigan.


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Re: Indiana car makers

Post by Erik Johnson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 pm

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has an extensive collection of Indiana manufactured automobiles.

They only have space in the museum to publicly display 40 vehicles at any given time. I would say they have at around 300 vehicles in their collection including race cars and Indiana and non-Indiana commercially produced automobiles.

Nine years ago, my father and I were given a private tour of all their various storage spaces - the basement of the museum as well as the storage buildings on the speedway grounds - that house their collection of automobiles.

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