Duesenberg: the pursuit of perfection / by Fred Roe.
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|Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch||629.2 ROE DUE (Text)||34207002018464||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0901564370
- Physical Description: 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: London : Dalton Watson, 
- Copyright: ©1982
|Formatted Contents Note:|| The Duesenberg brothers -- The Mason Era 1905-13 -- Four-cylinder racing cars and engines 1912-19 -- Engines for land, sea and air 1912-19 -- Racing cars and engines 1919-22 -- Disposition of the four, the Rochester-Duesenberg engine and the cars which used it 1919-25 -- Indianapolis and the Model A 1921-26 -- Racing and the supercharger 1923-29 -- The E.L. Cord Era and the Model J 1927-37 -- Bodywork on the Model J: the closed cars -- Covertibles and open cars -- Racing, record runs and revivals 1930 to present.
|Summary, etc.:|| Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company, Inc. (sometimes referred to as "Duesy") was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles. Founded in Des Moines, Iowa, United States by brothers August Duesenberg and Frederick Duesenberg, the company's principal place of operations moved to Auburn, Indiana. Duesenberg was active in various forms from 1913 to 1937. In 1913, brothers Frederick and August Duesenberg founded Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company, Inc. on 915 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa, to build sports cars. Born in 1876 and 1879 respectively in Kirchheide (Lemgo), Germany, the two brothers were self-taught engineers and built many experimental cars. Duesenberg cars were considered some of the very best cars of the time, and were built entirely by hand. In 1914, Eddie Rickenbacker drove a "Duesy" to finish in 10th place at the Indianapolis 500, and a Duesenberg won the race in 1924, 1925, and 1927. The fledgling company sidestepped into aviation engine manufacturing when Colonel R.C. Bolling and his commission acquired a license to produce the Bugatti U-16 for the U.S. military aviation. The end of World War I stopped this project before it could ever mature. In 1923, drivers at Indianapolis 500 used Duesenbergs as pace cars. In 1921, Jimmy Murphy became the first American to win the French Grand Prix when he drove a Duesenberg to victory at the Le Mans racetrack. Amazon.com
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