Celebrate!

Vintage Lightweight Bicycles at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg

Auburn Indiana

 

A three-day celebration of vintage lightweight bicycles at the prestigious Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.  Enjoy seminars, food, and a bicycle display and swap meet.

The focus of Classic Bicycles Auburn is on vintage lightweight bicycles.  These bicycles are special as they represent the intersection of engineering excellence, craftsmanship, and elegance.  These are the traits that define the most sought after automobiles of the 1920’s and 1930’s.                  

Modern handcrafted custom bicycles that embody these characteristics are welcome, as are pre-suspension mountain bikes; especially those made of steel.

The museum is housed in the original headquarters of the Auburn motorcar company. It’s stunning art deco main floor served as the corporate dealer showroom for Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg motorcars.   It is easily accessible from many eastern and midwestern population centers.


“You will come to see the bicycles and the amazing motorcars, but your best memories will be of the people you spend time with”

 

On Sunday, in the ballroom under the same roof as the worlds greatest motorcars, a dazzling array of the worlds most beautiful and technically advanced-for-their-age bicycles will be brought together.  The main focus is lightweight racing and touring bicycles from the 1930’s through mid 1980’s.  Modern custom built bicycles (with an emphasis on steel) will also be on display.

High-performance, non-suspension mountain bikes of the period are invited. There will also be a display area set aside for antique bicycles (especially those from the 1920’s and 1930’s).

The organizers will pre-screen bicycles entered into the show for appropriateness, and to be sure that the focus of the event is maintained.  The organizers want to make this an inclusive and fun day for everyone, so screening will not be overly restrictive.  Plus we’ll be gathering information necessary to make some signage for your bicycle!               

 

 

 

 

 

Bicycle Show

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Seminars

 

 

 

The 2022 seminars were a huge success!  For 2024 we’ll build on that success and create an amazing program that you’re sure to enjoy!

On Friday & Saturday some of the world’s finest framebuilders and leading vintage bicycle experts will share, inspire, and educate.  Additionally, special guests who’s knowledge bridges both the bicycle and automotive fields will share their knowledge. 

On both days, a casual lunch will precede the presentations.  At various times during lunch and the presentations, the museum will operate a cash bar.

Multiple rooms will allow for attendee choice of certain break out sessions with more specialized topics.

Topics will include frame geometry and materials as well as presentations to appeal to the detail oriented collector.  Of course, seminars will include personal stories that recall the the shared history of many attendees.

For the 2024 we plan to consolidate the swap into the indoor areas.  

On Sunday,  while the bicycle show is taking place, there will be swap tables set up along the periphery of the show area and also in some indoor areas adjacent to the ballroom.  There is a limited outdoor area for swap vendors immediately adjacent to the ballroom in an outdoor grassy area.  If a vendor wishes to display “a truckload” of stuff, that is possible for a very modest fee across the street from the museum in the overflow parking lot.  The downside is there may be less “action” in that area..

             

 

 

 

 

 

Swap Meet

The Venue

 

 

 

The museum’s lovely banquet space is housed in the original headquarters of the Auburn motorcar company. It’s stunning art deco main floor served as the corporate dealer showroom for Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg motorcars.   It is easily accessible from many eastern and midwestern population centers.

At the 2022 event, folks who were not “car people” were nonetheless captivated by the stunning building and displays.  An added bonus is the warm and welcoming museum staff. 

 

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