Thursday, December 23, 2010


by Willy Vinton

During my recent trip I visited the NATMUS (National Automobile and Truck Museum of the United States) in Auburn IN, and had a fun time there. It is located next the the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum and is part of the original buildings used to manufacture E. L. Cord's automobile lines. The old buildings are fantanstic to see. At left is a picture of an Auburn Roadster that was dug out of a dirt bank. Anyone want a project?????

This is the Detroit 12V92 diesel engine powered vehicle that set the land speed record in 1990 at 179.506 mph, and then broke that at 226.471 mph in 1993. As you can see from the photo, it shows the inside of the original building.

Ok, someone has to know the history of this vehicle. There was no sign or information on it, but it is obviously a prototype military unit. Maybe someone can tell us about it?

This picture shows the inside of the main building where they were building the cars. I'm not sure what part of the assembly was done here, but the buildings are really great to see.


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