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Event Dates: August 26, 2015 - August 29, 2015 Location: Auburn, Indiana
MOTORFEST 6, August 26-29, 2015, offers another chance to enjoy Auburn and surrounding areas. The time there combines tire kicking, driving tours and camaraderie without the judging procedure of regional meets.
Registration will open Wednesday night at 5pm at the La Quinta motel. The museum will be open until 9pm, and the hospitality room will be available at the Comfort Inn until 9pm. You can also check out the Swap Meet for bargains. Registration will continue Thursday morning from 8-12.
THURSDAY TOUR FORT WAYNE, INDIANA DESTINATION: PEG PEREGO
Peg Perego manufactures children’s furniture and riding toys. Visit the test track where the toys go through obstacles to insure their safety. Follow a toy’s production as it proceeds through the line. From there we will visit the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum first built in 1893. Almost all of the artifacts were once used by the department as it grew from hand pumpers, and steamers to today’s equipment. There will be hands on practice in the safety room.
THURSDAY NIGHT WELCOME PARTY AT THE NATIONAL MILITARY HISTORY CENTER
The National Military History Center is adjacent to the Foundation Museum so take time to wander around if you have time before the Welcome Party begins. The cash bar precedes the Welcome Party and a pasta buffet will satisfy the taste buds.
FRIDAY TOUR AIR ZOO KALAMAZOO, MI
An early morning start riding with someone in a V-8 or in a modern car takes us to Kalamazoo, where more than 50 historic aircraft are on display along with interactive space and aviation exhibits. Highlights include experiencing an historic mission in the 4D theater and navigating a World War II fighter over the South Pacific in the full-motion flight simulator. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Air Zoo while you eat a meal or munch on a snack at the Kitty Hawk Café.
Friday night will be the traditional Show & Shine around the town square. The 1940 will be the featured display as we surround the courthouse with our flatheads.
SATURDAY OPTIONAL TOURS
Saturday will offer time for individual preference for local museums, our museum, or surrounding spots of interest. Check in at the La Quinta and pick the raffle items you most covet. In the afternoon the raffle gifts will be available for pick up after 3:00. The quilt and log house drawings will be at the banquet. One option for the day is the Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard in Laotto with five free tastings. For those who are first-time visitors, the ACD Museum is a must. Check the DeKalb Visitors bag for hints of other fun activities. A return to Fort Wayne offers Historic Embassy Theater and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Nearby Grabill has an Amish community and its shops.
SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET BRIDGEWATER COUNTRY CLUB
Like always, the banquet offers another opportunity to enjoy new friends, dine, and visit before the day’s end. Choose your favorite entrée and relax before the drive back home on Sunday.