This eight-Cyllinder racer's early history can be traced back
to Jim Steck of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Steck sold the car to Eldon Eby also of Kalamazoo. The eight engine
and transmission are believed to have documented race car history and were acquired from Nelson Thorpe.
Buck Boudeman is also listed as a previous owner.
Noted early Duesenberg engine restorer, Jim
Hemmelsbach (Zakiras Garage), has expertly finnished the car to its current racing condition. The car
expertly ran through 50 gallons of fuel at the 2012 Miller meet. Hemmelsbach is regarded as the finest
pre-war American race car restorer in the country. His restorations have taken top honors at many
venues, including Pebble Beach and Amelia.
The car has recently been invited to the Auburn Cord
Duesenberg sponsored Thunder Run
which was held September 6, 2015.