ISP MUSEUM - NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS!

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05 Oct 2011 16:45 #21144 by Picture Gallery
Picture Gallery created the topic: ISP MUSEUM - NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS!
On Wednesday, August 30th, 2011, a number of ACD Club Members toured the Indiana State Police Museum in Indianapolis. Our club had received permission from the Superintendant of the Indiana State Police to reproduce the ISP Safety Car Logo and so we did!

Scott Davis agreed to be one of the three ISP replicas and we put his car into the museum for a photo op. The police loved it and many officers and troopers posed next to it.

Just when we thought we knew it all, ISP Sargeant Brian Olehy presented us with a CD full of photos of the Cord and Auburn ISP cars that we'd never seen! It turns out that our favorite ISP Officer, Paul Beaverforden, kept a scrapbook full of photos and articles documenting the Indiana State Police Safety Car program that lasted for two years. This program educated Indiana residents about the importance of registering their cars, getting drivers licenses and the other requirements of this new experience called ... driving!

We learned a lot about the close relationship that the Auburn Automobile Company and the Indiana State Police had in the thirties. Furthering the spirit of our 75-year relationship, the ISP then gave us 8 cars and 8 motorcycles to escort the Cord Convoy from Indianapolis to Auburn on Thursday, September 1st.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE SOME NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS INCLUDING ORIGINAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION STICKERS!












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05 Oct 2011 18:29 #21145 by Jonathan Richards
Jonathan Richards replied the topic: Photos from ISP Files during Cord Convoy 2011
Thanks to President Bill Hummel for posting these remarkable images
which the generous Indiana State Police provided. I have looked through
the data I have regarding serial/engine numbers for Model 810/812 Cords
and cannot find a match for known cars. The Auburn 851/852 owners
will have to check their ID records on existing supercharged phaeton
sedans to see whether the historic Auburn still exists. All in all the ISP
and their officers afforded us a most remarkable experience in both the
tour of their museum and in the escort they provided to the Cord Convoy
from Indianapolis to Auburn. We need to come up with an appropriate
expression of thanks and appreciation for the ISP. Perhaps a Lifetime
Honorary Membership of some kind would be proper. Any thoughts?
Sincerely, Jonathan (Jack) Richards at Red Oak, IA aka <a href="mailto:[email protected]][email protected][/url]

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06 Oct 2011 03:53 #21148 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel replied the topic: New decals
Look closely at the back of the Cord at Indy in a picture called Old Car 5.

There's some signage around the top of the window and on the trunk. Can any of you make these out?

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15 Mar 2012 09:52 #22423 by RayCord
RayCord replied the topic: Cord Police Car
Coolest Police car I've ever laid eyes on ...

Cords in South Africa - visit my website: www.cordinsa.visible.co.za

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15 Mar 2012 17:02 #22425 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel replied the topic: RECREATION
I took this photo in the NATMUS Museum last weekend during our Board Meeting.

This is the recreation we did of the 1937 Supercharged Beverly that was used as an ISP Safety car. Work is still being done on getting the correct siren and red light.

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