Lincoln Highway Tour Makes Stop in Auburn

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

July 7, 2013 Updated Jul 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The Lincoln Highway is 100 years old, and a group of car enthusiasts are paying tribute to the historic span of road.

The group is on a four-week long trip across the entire Lincoln Highway, which is the first trans-continental highway for cars driving across the United States.

Called the “Centennial Tour,” the group of 76 cars says they started their journey at Times Square in New York and are heading all the way to San Francisco, making a few stops here and there, including up in Auburn, Ind.

Centennial Tour president Harry Kiensli says a group did a similar tour back in 2006, on another famous highway—Route 66.

“[There] were 17 cars that set load for that tour, and then the question was what's next? And then we started reading about the history of the Lincoln Highway,” said Kiensli.

Followers traveled from as far as Kentucky to greet the Centennial Tour as they drove into town.

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