The one car chosen by the Hollywood celebrities in the 1930s was the legendary Duesenberg. 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. 1923 saw the only use of a Duesenberg as the pace car at the Indianapolis 500.
Some Duesenbergs are still around today and if you spot one at a car show, it’s a rare treat indeed. It’s the origin of the term “doozie”.
We have a nice Duesenberg gallery coming up next.
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