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For Sale: One Slightly Used Racing Car

One would not normally think of the Indianapolis Speedway as being in the used racing  car sales business, but the advertisement (above), found in The Motor Age, December 4, 1919 issue, tells the end of a very interesting story.    The 1916 Indianapolis Race was held right in the middle of the trying times of the World…

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The Power Of The Hour

A very nice ad displaying the Rochester-Duesenberg walking beam engine, copyrighted 1919. The engine (above) followed after the Duesenberg Brothers sold the rights to the Rochester Motors Co. to manufacture a production version of the early eight-valve racing engine. The engines where used by assembled car makers and ended up being installed in the following makes;…

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A Mason Racing Car

I am going to follow Tony De Setas lead here and post a photo of the Duesenberg Bros. first form of racing car. This car was based on the Mason car they designed and built before going out on their own. It featured an 8-valve engine with long vertical rocker arms or what they called…

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