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Title The Auburn Magazine
Collection John Martin Smith Indiana Imprints Collection
Summary This is Volume One - Number One of "The Auburn Magazine," dated May 1929. It is distributed by W. S. Willis Motor Company, Ridgewood, New Jersey. The cover features a photograph of a person standing between two tall, rocky cliffs, staring into the distance, where one can see a rocky formation and some trees.

The magazine features a number of articles, as well as two Auburn automobile advertisements.

Page 2 shows a "$1895 New Model 120 Cabriolet, 125 H.P."

Page 3 has an article: "Spoking it for Spokane, As told to Charley Speed By Hort M. Osborn." "This story is based on the actual experiences of Hort M. Osborn, in driving from Minneapolis to Spokane in six hours and five minutes less than actual train time." Page 4 shows a picture of the car and a group of people with the caption: "Five hours to sleep before my gang arrived by train." Page 5 shows more pictures of the car.

Pages 6 & 7 tell about "The Land of Deadwood Dick" written by Bertram Holliday. This article gives a description of the Black Hills country in South Dakota. "Forests of spruce and Norway pine make loafing along the Black Hills highways pleasant." There are photos of "Richard Clark, better known as Deadwood Dick" and "some of the most amazing scenery in the world."

Pages 8 & 9: "Vary-Vary That's the Thing, Illustrations courtesy of Paramount Pictures" This article tells about Hollywood technicians trying to produce a sound motion picture.

Pages 10 & 11: "De-Bugging an Old Bugaboo: A modern automobile is the finished product of science, skill and long months of experiment."

Pages 12 & 13: "As Others See Us" These pages show photos of Auburn cars with the following captions:
"Huston Ray believes in having his piano always handy. Here he is shown with his Tom Thumb piano of a specially constructed piano rack built onto the rear of his Auburn."
"In the Italian Alps: This Auburn was brought by rail through the Simplion Tunnel after touring Switzerland."
"The ad writers might very well say 'As popular as Mae Murray'. Anyway Miss Murray didn't mind posing with an Auburn as background."
"And here's Babe Ruth who has also been an Auburn Driver."
"Below: Count Saint Agnes, C.S. Johnston, Jr. and M. Alphons Gerene awaiting the King's arrival at Antwerp."
"Wade Morton, about whom there is an article on page 16, at the wheel of an Auburn speedster."
"Prince Eric of Denmark used and 115 phaeton sedan during his California stay."

Pages 14 & 15: "Passing the Other Fellow by Pelham Hills" This is a humorous account about a driver and his wife out for a drive.

Pages 16 & 17: "Built-In Miles by H. O Ward" "On the afternoon of June 30th Wade Morton, manager of the Contest Department and experimental engineer of the Auburn Automobile Company, was the instigator, as well as one of the drivers, of the start of what proved to be one of the most gruelling tests that any automobile -American or European-had ever attempted. It was on a 1 ½ mile speedway at Hammenton, N. J. and the attempt was to be made to drive two absolutely stock 115 Auburn roadsters… 24 hours at top speed."

Pages 18 & 19: "Sap and Sassafras Time, by Kenneth (Tug) Wilson, Athletic Director, Northwestern University." This article tells that "The American business men and women are gradually waking up to the fact that it pays to play." There are pictures (courtesy of Paramount) of Fay Wray, James Hall, Jean Arthur, Richard Dix and Wallace Beery enjoying various forms of recreation.

Pages 20 & 21: "Know Your Automobile: Safety, by K. L. Bridges." This article describes all the safety features of the Auburn Automobile. There are drawings of some of the features discussed. "All of these features contributing maximum safety, together with the splendid six and eight cylinder Lycoming motors, are offered to you in the 1929 Auburn models. Is it to be wondered that Auburn is dominating more and more the field of 'better class cars' today?"

Page 22: "Now . . . What do You Think? By Roy Faulkner" Roy Faulkner tells of having "dinner in Chicago with 'Joe' Sanders of the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, who recently purchased his third Auburn."

Page 23: "Why pay more for a six than for this straight eight?" There is a picture of a "Model 8-90 Four Door Sedan" with a 125" wheel base.

Page 24 is the back cover of the magazine. "Return postage guaranteed", "After 5 days return to P. O. Box 1325 Chicago, Ill.", "U. S. Postage 1c Paid Chicago, Ill." "Permit No. 5958"
Catalog date 2015-02-27
Catalog Number 2013.07.14.B9.012
Number of images 17
Provenance John Martin Smith
Search Terms Auburn, Indiana
Auburn Magazine
Source John Martin Smith
Subjects Auburn (Ind.)
Automobile Industry--Indiana--Auburn
Credit line For access to this image, contact the William H. Willennar Genealogy Center. When using this image, the credit line should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the William H. Willennar Genealogy Center, a service of Eckhart Public Library. Publisher