Throwback Thursday: The ACD Festival Over the Years

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on!

This week brings the 60th annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival to town!

Incidentally, the Willennar Genealogy Center is currently working on digitizing the Jack Randinelli ACD Collection, which features photos, documents, and more on the ACD Museum, ACD Club, Annual Hoosier Car Tour, and of course, the ACD Festival. The digitization project is made possible due to an LSTA grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

1967 Festival (3)

Parade at the 1967 ACD Festival

To help celebrate the Festival, the Genealogy Center is hosting an open house this Friday from 10am to 3pm to celebrate Auburn’s automotive history, featuring items from both the John Martin Smith and Jack Randinelli collections.

To give you a sneak peek, here’s a sampling of images from the Jack Randinelli ACD Collection, featuring snapshots from ACD Festivals of the past. Click on each individual photo to get  a better view.

Want to see more local history? Feel free to search our online photo database, or head on over to the Genealogy Center’s official Facebook page.


About Chelsea

I've been working at Willennar Genealogy Center for over two years now, and I've loved every minute of getting to learn more about the stories of DeKalb County and the surrounding area. I'm interested in all kinds of history, but I'm especially fond of the early film industry, old letters and journals, the DeKalb County Fair, and the Interurban line.
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3 Responses to Throwback Thursday: The ACD Festival Over the Years

  1. Pen Mettert says:

    I think the ones labeled 1965 are really for ACD 1964 because they have a developing date of Jan 65 on them. That would have the pictures developed the January BEFORE the 1965 Labor Day ACD.

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