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Duesenberg w-24 marine engine / Dodge jr story

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I love finding these stories and reading the theory and thoughts that went threw these minds ... This is a great story to read . Enjoy http://oldmachinepress.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/duesenberg-w-24-marine-engine/

10 years of refinement, then another 10 years of competition. Fascinating story--thanks for posting!

The Dodge family history reads like a soap opera.

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great story, thanks for posting....just the picture of the gears driving the camshafts is worth the read!

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Did anyone catch this cool "Official Dodge Brothers" commercial for the Challenger that debuted in October? I only caught about half of it, but love the dramatic pans of the twin 1914 DB Touring cars at the end. Not so sure that John and Horace were "swing from the chandelier" types, but the commercials celebrating the company's Centennial have some great old cars; look for the '39 Hayes-bodied Coupe in the Charger and Challenger spot. Something akin to if you want to sell steak, you have to give 'em the sizzle.

TG

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The Dodge brother were renowned as 'raucous and roistering big drinkers'. They were very close and according to the story in The Standard Catalog they both died the same year, John of pneumonia in January 1920 and Horace of cirrhosis in December.

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I've had this idyllic ad for many years in an album, glad to finally be able to share it.

From Fortune, January, 1931.

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Here's some interesting info from the Dodge Boat Owners Association,

and a fast read reprinted by the Antique & Classic Boat Society from,

Forward: The American Heritage of Daimler-Chrysler Magazine.

TG

Edited by TG57Roadmaster (see edit history)

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