Wed Nov 27 2013 16:56:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
That's my baby!
Despite the cold weather, the 2013 Celebration of Automobiles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a visual treat. When the sun broke through the clouds shortly after 1 pm, the warmer temperature helped in presenting a good impression.
Indiana-built cars were well represented by Auburn, Cole, Cord, Duesenberg, Marmon, National, and Stutz entries. One that immediately caught my attention was Eric Killorin’s 1923 Dusesenberg Model A touring car. The car was eye-catching and Eric’s story was fascinating. Eric shared how his father came to Indianapolis in 1929 seeking employment at Duesenberg Motors Corporation. There were no skilled trades jobs immediately available, so, his father started as a floor sweeper and worked his up to working in final assembly in 1929 and 1930. This Duesenberg has been in the family since 1948. His father’s Duesenberg coveralls rested proudly on the car’s tonneau cover.
On May 11, the first day of qualifying, the Indy "Celebration of Automobiles" included three exclusive track laps for concours registrants including our 1923 Duesenberg Model A. Our 15 minutes of fame fully realized! Thanks to Dave Munro for the steady camera work.
Sat May 18 2013 21:11:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Saturday, May 11 kicked off the first day of practice at the Brickyard. Though only a few teams were present on this frosty morning, but midday Gasoline Alley was alive with technicians fussing over machines.
Mon May 13 2013 01:36:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Sometimes the bigger attraction are the various travel accessories that were available at the time. This picture-perfect display adds a human element to what is was like to travel and picnic during the 1930s.