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Daily Briefing: Museum receives historic running chassis; Automotive Hall of Fame offers scholarships; E.L. Cord talk at the National Automobile Museum

Published in blog.hemmings.com

A 1926 Duesenberg Model A chassis. Photo courtesy of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum of Auburn, Indiana, recently received a large and very historic donation. The running and restored 1926 Duesenberg Model A chassis comes from Perry and Margie Pintzow of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The chassis’ voyage from New Mexico to Indiana was a journey home, as the museum is housed in the Auburn-Cord-Deusenberg 1930s headquarters and only two hours from the factory where the vehicle was produced in Connersville, Indiana, some 93 years ago. The lack of bodywork allows visitors to see all of the moving parts of the 141-inch-wheelbase platform and the inline-eight engine.

Museum CEO and Executive Director Brandon J. Anderson said that the museum team is “both excited and honored” to add the donation to the museum’s collection of more than 120 antique and special interest cars.

For more information on the chassis and museum, visit AutomobileMuseum.org.

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In an effort to “support the next generation of the automotive industry,” the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan, is awarding scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students indicating an interest in an automotive career. Students must be accepted at a college, university, or trade school within the United States and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Applications will be accepted until June 30 with scholarships being awarded in August. For more information on the scholarships or how to apply, visit AutomotiveHallOfFame.org.

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The next “Second Thursday Talk” at the National Automobile Museum will focus on the empire and legacy of automotive pioneer Erret Lobban (E.L.) Cord. An influential American business executive, Cord owned more than 150 companies at one point, most of them in the transportation industry. The discussion will be led by Museum Docent Terry Nielsen who has long enjoyed studying automotive history and prominent figures in the industry.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 13, at the museum’s theater in Reno, Nevada. For more information on the talk and ticket sales, visit EventBrite.com.