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12 Oct 2006 15:43 #5570 by West Peterson
West Peterson replied the topic: Re: Father Devine Duesenberg

Bill Hummel wrote: I just got back from Las Vegas, and I was at the Imperial Palace Car Collection on Tuesday. The Father Devine Duesenberg was not on display.

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13 Oct 2006 03:09 #5572 by Greg Riley
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I'm supposed to go to O'Quinns in a couple of weeks to photograph another car. I'll see if they will let me take a couple of pictures to post.

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14 Oct 2006 03:47 #5579 by Duesey
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My goof on the hubcaps since the car certainly never had them. The wheel-bound part that would fail was, according to Fred Roe in [i:8kkltpoh]Duesenberg: Prsuit of Perfection[/i:8kkltpoh] on page 149, the wheel spokes. The tended to snap under the massive weight of the car. Although, I feel like if the wheel flexed so much that the spokes could snap, maybe it was possible for it to jetison the wheel centers too, but those were probably secured on pretty well.

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02 Nov 2006 23:02 #5700 by Greg Riley
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I had the opportunity to inspect and photograph the Father Devine car today at the O'Quinn collection. It appeared to be in generally very good shape although far from Concours condition. The shop people responsible for moving this behemoth around don't particularly like it due to the extreme bulk.

I was struck with the unbelievable width of the rear track versus the width of the coachwork. It is a very unusual car by any standards.

We had a break-in at our home this week so the only camera I had available was very low quality. I converted the photos to black and white for better contrast and to compensate for the poor lighting.










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03 Nov 2006 14:48 #5703 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel replied the topic: INFO ABOUT FATHER DEVINE
Here is a link to the WIKIPEDIA entry for Father Devine. I suppose you could modify it to include a picture of his Duesenberg.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Devine











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05 Nov 2006 12:33 #5724 by 1930 Jordan
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Will this one need restoration, or are they going to leave it as is ??

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