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Daily Briefing: Panel Discussion at R.E. Olds Museum; ACD Museum receives a rare prototype loan

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At the Intersection of I-496 & Oldsmobile

Image courtesy of The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.

The board at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum announce a panel discussion next week entitled, “At the Intersection of I-496 & Oldsmobile.” The discussion will focus on the highway, the company, the union, and Lansing’s African American community. The “Pave the Way” I-496 project in the late 1960s was a transformative time for the city of Lansing, and had a huge economic and cultural impact, best told by those who lived it. Speakers will include Mary Jane McGuire (the spouse of UAW Official Cyril McGuire), Greta McHaney Trice (former teacher and “Pave the Way” Coordinator), Adolph Burton (brother of auto-designer Michael Burton and oral history coordinator for “Pave the Way”), and Bill Castanier (moderator and president of the Historical Society of Great Lansing).

The panel will meet September 30 at the R.E. Olds Museum in Lansing, Michigan, and is free for the public. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the discussion will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/937318629945798/.

1927 Duesenberg Model Y at the ACD Museum

Image courtesy of Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.

An extremely rare 1927 Duesenberg Model Y prototype will be viewable during a two-year loan at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. The loan is courtesy of Bob Becker from Canada, and this Duesy is thought to be the only surviving example of the company’s then-developed prototypes. Museum curator Sam Grate said, “The museum is grateful for the loan of the Duesenberg Model Y. Having this prototype in the showroom, next to the Duesenberg Model X and J, will allow visitors to visualize the full evolution in design of Duesenberg automobiles, leading up to the Model J.”

There will be plenty of time to see the Duesenberg, as it will be on display until through the fall of 2021. The ACD Museum is located in Auburn, Indiana, in the original 1930s Auburn Automobile Company headquarters. Visit www.automobilemuseum.org for more information.