Auburn, Indiana: Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum

The Ford Flathead V-8 Engine was praised by celebrities from John Dillinger to Chuck Berry. The museum displays vintage cars and trucks (19321953) powered by this legendary hunk of Detroit iron. Also here, a replica of the Ford Rotunda pavilion, which burned down in 1962.

Address:
2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn, IN
Directions:
I-69 exit 326. Drive west on County Road 11-A. Make the second right onto General Doolittle Drive and drive all the way to the end, past some very large buildings. You'll see the museum straight ahead (Look for the Ford Rotunda billboard sign).
Hours:
M 9-3, T-Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
260-927-8022
Admission:
Adults $5.
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Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum

"Preserving 1932-1953 Early Ford V-8 History." The Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum tells the entire history of the Flathead V-8 Engine. The original sign from Dearborn's Ford Rotunda stands in front of the museum. A 1936 Stainless Steel Ford is on display through Labor Day 2014.

[Josh Conrad, 07/26/2014]

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