The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dillinger's Terraplane At ACD

John Dillinger's Essex Terraplane
The Hemmings blog noted that the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana currently has John Dillinger's 1933 Essex Terraplane on display.  I have visited the ACD Museum several times, and it is one of my all time favorite museums.  Housed in the gorgeous Art Deco headquarters and showroom of the original Auburn Automobile Company, the ACD is a wonderful exhibition of not only those iconic marques, but also many other vintage automobiles, with one area set aside for cars made in Indiana.  Dillinger's Essex Terraplane was a high performance vehicle for its time, powered by a Hudson straight eight.

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