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Fred Duesenberg’s Final Journey

Mar 30 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Free RSVP Required

A historical marker along U.S. Route 30 in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania reads, “Frederick S. Duesenberg 1876-1932: Near this site on July 2, 1932, the builder of Duesenberg luxury automobiles was seriously injured when his supercharged Model J crashed into the mountainside. He died on July 26 at Memorial Hospital in Johnstown (PA).”

Ray Wotkowski, a lifelong antique car enthusiast and editor of the Keystone Packards’ “Panorama” newsletter, suspected the message was misleading, if not dead wrong. He decided to seek the truth. Through his dogged detective work, Wotkowski reveals the truth in his book Fred Duesenberg’s Final Journey.

Join us on Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. ET, for the AACA Museum, Inc. live webcast “Fred Duesenberg’s Final Journey,” presented by Ray Wotkowski. Finally, the record is set straight regarding the tragic demise of Fred Duesenberg.

Join us on-site or online

In-person participation:  This event is free with paid general admission to the museum.

Online participation: The online presentation is powered by Zoom. The link will be emailed to registered attendees on March 28.

About Fred Duesenberg

Fred Duesenberg (1876-1932) was an avid bicycle builder, world record-holding bicycle racer, engine builder, race car builder, and race car driver. Duesenberg was the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, 1925, and 1927. He was the builder of the only American car to win the Le Mans Grand Prix in France. With his brother August Duesenberg, he went on to co-found the Duesenberg Automobile & Motor Company and designed some of the most luxurious and highest-performing American automobiles.

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