Car of the Month

1937 Cord Reunited with Famous Trophy

The Museum's 1937 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan is on the exhibition circuit. Since April 2015, it has been featured in an exhibit, Racers and Record Setters, at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana.  This was the first time since 1937 the Cord was united with the Stevens Trophy, which is on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

This month, the 1937 Cord will travel from Indiana to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Once again, it will reunite with the Stevens Trophy in a special exhibition of famous race cars and their famous trophies on March 13, 2016

In June 1937, this car was driven at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by D. Absalom (Ab) Jenkins, winning the Stevens Trophy by establishing a new Class C closed stock car speed record at a distance of 1,909.9 miles in 24 hours at an average speed of 79.6 mph.  In September 1937, driving this same car, Ab Jenkins again set a new speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats by driving 2,441.3 miles in 24 hours at an average speed of 101.72 mph, and the flying mile (one mile) at 107.66 mph.