We left off last time with my adventures around Friday and Saturday of the 2015 Auburn Fall Auction by Auctions America. After we had adventured, discussed, and drooled to our hearts desire at the auction park, five o’clock in the afternoon had struck the hour. That meant that it was time to head into downtown Auburn for the Dream Makers block party.
After parking Brenden’s Subaru on one of the side streets in Auburn, he, Brad, and I walked the last two blocks to the main square in Auburn. The city partnered with the Fort Wayne exotic car dealer Dream Makers, shut down the square in the middle of the town to hold a block party and “Super Car Cruise In”. Not knowing what to expect, we walked in with an open mind, a flickering camera shutter, and an empty stomach.
Once the square came into view, we were greeted by two very good looking Volkswagens. In the form of a Lamborghini Gallardo and an Audi R8. Having never seen a Lambo in any color close to this shade of blue, I made sure to glance at it periodically in the fading light, to see how the changing light would look on it. It didn’t disappoint. Past the two V10 powered twins, stretched out an entire quarter of the city block, chock full of amazing exotic machinery. It was about this time we met back up with Nick and his dad Rick. We spent a good half an hour, walking through slowly, gazing about the cars, and discussing the finer points of each of the automobiles.
If you got tired of looking at the exotic machinery parked up on one of the four streets, there was plenty more you could do with your time. On one side, there were about a dozen food trucks, cooking up every sort of food that your heart could possibly desire. The next street over, there was a stage set up with a dance floor and a very enthusiastic band performing just in case you wanted to shake your groove thing. The final street was filled with cars from the local manufactures, Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg.
After slowly eating a basket of chili fries, while sitting on a curb looking at the back of a Mucrielago we continued our exploration of the area. We took our time, taking in the finer details of the super cars of the 20’s and 30’s. This was truly a family event. No revving engines, no burnouts, no idiocy. Just good music, good food, and amazing machinery.
Brenden even got some one on one time with a rather tattered looking Chevy C10. As the sun ducked below the horizon, we walked to a cafe a block or so away, and re-energized on some rather delicious coffee. After draining our cups of the scrumptious liquids, we walked back to the party, just in time to watch the fire works display that signaled the end of the nights festivities.
As the exotic cars made their way out of the square, the owners of the pre-war cars stayed much longer. Just talking and mingling around. This gave me some time to walk around and do something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do again. Shoot photos of these stunning and rare automobiles in the wild, in a small town, underneath the street lamps. I mean who wouldn’t jump at the chance to point your lens at one of three Cord 812 convertibles, and drool over it’s femininely curvaceous lines. You can bet we will be making our way back to the block party next year if they hold it again.