The Journey

Our Dream

After owning this wonderful Classic car for six years it has become increasingly clear that we must share it with the world. How to do it was the next question? Shall we take out a full-page ad in the NY Times and tell our brief story? Shall we sell it to a wealthy baron in England who would do a frame-off restoration, then take it to Pebble Beach the second time? Gift it to a museum where a few thousand people would pay to see it behind ropes. No, we will take it on the road and drive it to all thirty-four cities in America with the Auburn name, beginning in Auburn, California and ending in Auburn, Maine. We will take the world along with us in our journey’s web-journal and on social media. We will make the world proud that Made in America really does mean something special.

We will tell the story on a daily basis on social media, as well as chronicle the uniqueness of each city and the very special people and places along the way in a Coffee Table book “Auburn Across America”.

Planning the Adventure

Come along with Dave and Monika Yancey as they drive this car to all 34 Auburn-named cities in America for an educational living history experience, sharing the adventure in a book “Auburn Across America”, designed to inspire each reader as well as teach geography, history and the social sciences in the classrooms of our great nation. 

We are currently working on a YouTube channel to share the preparation of our journey, and ultimately the day-to-day road journey of our epic adventure.

Your Personal Invitation

Get Behind The Wheel of this amazing 1935 Auburn Coupe 851. The only one exactly like it in all the world. We would love to have you join us from Auburn, California to Auburn Maine, and the 32 Auburn-named cities in-between. Mark your calendar to join us for our departure date of May 1, 2022 departing from Auburn, California at the Placer County Courthouse at 3:00 pm.

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

Departing from the Placer County Courthouse
101 Maple St, Auburn, CA 95603

Get acquainted Classic car display
Introduction of local and state officials and dignitaries along with presentations

Follow our journey to all 34 Auburn-named Cities on our interactive map.

USA Auburn Cities Auburn Cities Our Current State Previously Visited States

We will be visiting these military academies on our journey:

Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, CO

Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD

Military Academy

West Point, NY

Coast Guard

New London, CT