AUBURN — Ball State University students are making a documentary about the automotive history of the northeastern Indiana town of Auburn during the early 20th century.
The documentary will show the significance of Auburn and the Auburn Automobile Co. as a premier, independent specialty manufacturer from 1900 to 1937. Such historic cars as the Duesenberg were designed there, and the Auburn and the Cord were made there.
Assistant technology professor Hans Kellogg says Auburn holds a special place in America's automotive past. He says the goal is to create a feature-length documentary film exploring the heart and soul of three distinct automobiles.
Students will visit Auburn to attend the community's garage tour, and to film the annual Auburn auto festival and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.