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25 Jul 2006 06:43 #5119 by m
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Hello everyone.

I was just looking up info on this years acd festival and came across this website. i'm happy i found this because you all seem like experts!

my grandpa's grandpa was henry duesenberg (oldest brother of augie and fred). my grandpa (harlan) and his brother ken were the duesenberg brothers who tried to revive the duesenberg in '79. i've read the reviews of the car, it was heavy haha, but that risk he took has always been my biggest motivation in life.

a few days ago my grandpa passed away. my family and i have been going through old pictures and memorabilia. i knew he had some duesenberg history in his house, but i didn't know he had this much! when you are a little kid and your grandpa is telling you all this duesenberg stuff, you really don't get it. i wish i did back then, but all i wanted to do was ride my bike haha.

i'm sure i will be here posting questions and maybe some stuff i think you all might enjoy. i also might try to make it to the acd festival this year, especially being the year of the duesenberg.

but, this is already long so i'll wrap it up. i'm glad i found a website with people who really know their stuff.

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25 Jul 2006 12:08 #5120 by fyreline
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...and we're glad to have you! It's great to have a living connection to the finest automobile America has ever produced. Welcome.

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25 Jul 2006 15:04 #5121 by acdclubadmin
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Glad to have a family member on the website!

Please be sure to come to Auburn 2006! In fact, bring a truck and load it up....

JON BILL in the records department at the ACD Museum is invaluable at identifying historical notes and artifacts.

We look forward to seeing you often on the website and at ACD events.

Bill Hummel

Bill Hummel - Webmaster - ACD Club

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25 Jul 2006 16:50 #5123 by m
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I'm going to try to make it for sure. Hopefully I will have time before then to go through my grandpa's things.

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27 Jul 2006 20:37 #5130 by Auburn/Cord Parts
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Sorry to hear of your grandfathers passing. I recall the late Duesenberg
project very well and the prototype car has been in the ACD Museum for many years. I seem to recall that it was offered for sale this past year?
Iknow Sam Swartz of New York was the long time owner. It was a beautiful car with custom coachwork.

Anyhow for my 2 cents worth, if you have anything related to the original Duesenberg Auto, at least copies should go to the ACD Museum. Original materials could be appraised for a tax deduction if you would be willing to donate anything. contact Laura Brinkman or Matt Short at the ACD Musuem.
If you attend the Auburn Event this year, ask for either one and introduce yourself, they will make you welcomed. Denny Duesenberg was one of the people who encouraged me to go into this business.

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27 Jul 2006 22:56 #5131 by fyreline
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Just as a clarification, I'm quite sure that the 1979 Duesenberg revival that Harlan & Ken Duesenberg were involved with was entirely different from the Ghia-bodied, Virgil Exner-styled 1966 version that's in the museum.

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