George Albright

F/S 1930 Dreyer sprint big car,originally powered by Rochester Duesenberg Walking Beam Engine! See photos. $89,000

Recommended Posts

22 hours ago, George Albright said:

Still available. Email for photos. George. Gnalbright@gmail.com 

Hemmings link in your first post doesn't work now though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My hemmings link expired and they won’t renew it without also buying an expensive word ad. Serious inquires can request info and photos from me at gnalbright@gmail.com. Thanks George Albright 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used the wayback machine to retrieve some of the photos and text from the Hemmings ad, I hope you don't mind

 

 

 

image.thumb.png.32fd09939b2c57766b092af7d1267988.pngimage.thumb.png.00c09a64fce9711aa1bee3e9f5416468.pngimage.thumb.png.a6825635d6b3f0602aa327cecf901dcb.png

image.png.e6372fd8782746198c91a1f1a74f4e41.png

image.png.0e21230aa205ba41c09bdf9aa7579424.png

image.png.e807587414dcdd4235271d468899e04d.png

image.png.170071989aa465e5d11fe9d2996f1a4e.png

 

Duesenberg early 1930s AAA Dreyer Sprint Car, originally powered by a Rochester Duesenberg Walking Beam engine. All original, history known from new. Built by Pop Dreyer for racing great Don Moore who in the 1920s drove for the Kline Kar team that used Duesenberg and RD engines in their cars. Don installed the WB engine himself. Walking Beam engine blew up in the 1940s and was discarded. Was replaced with the current 1941 Ford flathead six engine. Only WB engine race car known to exist. Locate a RD engine and install or display with the car. Shown Amelia Island Concours 2010. Lots of original photos, history.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, George Albright said:

That’s all that was on the Hemmings link. Many many thanks! George 

There were a few more that I didn't grab but that was most of them. Can add the rest if you like

Edited by Detroit_Electric (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice support information on the Dreyer Special!  To bad a Duesenberg engine can't be located!

Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. No leads yet. Would be a $200-250k car with a Duesenberg walking beam engine either in it or displayed with it. Thanks George 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even a few pieces of such an engine would be nice to display with the racer.  Who knows, maybe you could run down the original drawings/patterns or core boxes and build one.  Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for attaching that very informative article. The Duesenberg Walking Beam motor rights were sold to the Rochester Motor Co. around 1918. They modified the WB engine design and sold Rochester Duesenberg engines as a high end option in circa 1918-22 cars like Roamer, Revere, Kenworthy,etc. Hard to find a loose engine. Several are in passenger cars. My race car is the only known race car existing that originally had a Rochester Duesenberg WB engine installed in it when built. Thanks George

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like George needs to loosen up on some funds and get a block built, then the head, then the valve train, then.........no more bank account!  What a dream however!.

Al

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now