The only long-distance on-road testing of the Cord 810 before production was one high-speed round trip between from Auburn, Indiana and Los Angeles by
prototype sedan E-306 #2. We know some of the points they passed through, from which we can deduce that much of the trip took place on the Lincoln Highway. This was the first transcontinental road, becoming 'official' in 1913. Many
sections of it were rerouted in later years. Today, Interstate 80 parallels much of the original route.
The original Cord shakedown cruise took place in 1935. In 1995, Don Mates, Lee Foldenauer and I took my 810 sedan over much of the same route. Along the way
we experienced portions of the Lincoln Highway, from its several different eras.