Glenn Pray's Auburn Cord Duesenberg Co will be 50 years old

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17 Jan 2010 12:34 #15585 by mark tyra
Glenn Pray's Auburn Cord Duesenberg Factory will Celebrates 50 years

Glenn Pray?s Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In May 1960 Glenn Pray made the trip to Auburn, Indiana and bought the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company from Dallas Winslow. Mr. Winslow had owned it since Auburn ended production in 1936. Glenn had no idea how he was going to pay for it, how it was going to be moved or even where he was going to put it, but that did not stop him. Glenn eventually moved all of the parts from the original Auburn Factory, including the parts bins, to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He immediately started supplying parts to owners of Auburns and Cords and offering restoration work. Within a few short years he would put Modernized versions of the Cord and the Auburn Speedster back into production.

To celebrate this 50th Anniversary, Glenn Pray will have an Open House and Car Show at his ACD Factory, May 7th - 8th 2010. The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce has asked Glenn to be the Honorary Parade Marshall for the 2010 Annual Rooster Day Parade. Felix DeGeyter, Glenn?s long time friend and Auburn-Cord Historian, is looking for at least 25 ACD cars to carry the Miss Chick contestants. I was there in 2005 and used my car to carry one of the lovely contestants through the parade. It was definitely a Good Time.

This should be a Fun and Historical Weekend. Consider making the trip and DRIVE YOUR CAR. The Factory with all of it's History and the Parts Inventory is worth the trip alone. Glenn turned 84 in December. He still owns the Oldest Automobile Company in the United States. The Auburn Automobile Company was established in 1900. Glenn has been quite the Ambassador for the Collector Car Hobby. Make Plans to attend this unique event in May and help celebrate 50 years at Glenn?s Factory. More information about the event will follow in the next few month?s.

Contact Felix DeGeyter for current information, <a href="mailto:[email protected]][email protected][/url] Makes Plans to attend this once in a life time event. May 7th and 8th 2010.

Mark Tyra /


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