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Stance and Speed Monograph Series: Cunningham C-4RK

Posted on April 16, 2012 Comments (0)

We've posted a new book review…

Cunningham C-4RK

“The Stance and Speed Monograph Series, has introduced the first in a series of books about important race cars. This one is a collaboration between photographer Peter Harholdt, writer Peter Bodensteiner and noted designer Peter Brock. Together they have written a valuable and affordable book about the Cunningham C-4RK. What a winning combination of talent and subject!” (read the rest of the review...)

Watch Jay Leno's Book Club interview with Peter Harholdt and Peter Bodensteiner
And here's Jay on the Cunningham C-4R that won the 1953 Sebring

Father's Day Gifts You Deserve!

Posted on June 16, 2011 Comments (0)

In a calendar year, there are far too few opportunities for the displays of affection which many MMR Community enthusiasts so richly deserve.

Christmas, our Birthday and Father's Day are it!

The MMR Resource Directory specializes in finding only the best products for our community. The following are links to our favorite categories in the MMR Resource Directory, and we've made it easy for you by choosing a resource from each category that features special and unique gifts that we would all like to receive. 

Let MMR help your loved ones better appreciate just how special you are! And, just in case they don't really get it, pick something out for yourself.

Remember this month's MMR motto: We deserve great gifts!

All kidding aside, Father's Day can be the best day of the year and we at MMR Community Headquarters wish you a great one.

Please don't forget to support all the wonderful suppliers who support our Community. They are what makes MMR possible.

Happy Father's Day!


Duesy’s Dominate Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Posted on March 25, 2011 Comments (0)

Duesenberg, the featured marque, turned up in numbers and walked away with both top honors at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at which over forty Duesenberg road and race cars were on display.

Duesy’s Dominate Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Duesy’s Dominate Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Duesenberg, the featured marque, turned up in numbers and walked away with both the top honors at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at which over forty Duesenberg road and race cars were on display.

All signs were positive as Sunday marked the kickoff to the 2011 Concours season. Amelia’s Auctions, seminars and show simply get better every year. Pricing at the RM and Goodings auctions were strong as were the sales rates. These factors bode well for the coming auction and show season and set a positive tone to the weekend. Domestic manufacturer Cadillac was a leading sponsor and had a huge presence on the field and throughout the weekend.

The Nethercutt Collection’s Arlington Torpedo SJ Supercharged Sedan, won the Concours d’Elegance; the portion of the concours reserved for vintage sedans, coupes and convertibles. Dubbed the “Twenty Grand” for its original selling price, the silver beauty is a “one of” car built by the Duesenberg brothers for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

Duesy’s Dominate Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The Concours de Sport prize went to the Duesenberg SJ “Mormon Meteor” which held 24 and 48 Hour speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the hands of David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins. The aerodynamic design and specially built Duesenberg supercharged engine competed against world class competitors, and in 1936 averaged 153.8 MPH for 24 hours. Jenkins and this car became world famous in the day for their accomplishments and so great was his reputation that he was elected mayor of Salt Lake City without ever campaigning. Incidentally, the powerful and low slung single light served to illuminate the black line painted on the white salt which determined the 10 mile oval race course which he marked out in the sand and was illuminated with smudge pots at night.

Duesy’s Dominate Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

It was also a good weekend for New England collector and racer Joe Freeman who won First in Class among Duesenberg Racing Cars with his unrestored 1915 racer. The car finished 2nd at the Indianapolis 500 in 1916.

Joe’s company, Racemaker Press, also held a book signing for their latest release about racing in Cuba in the late fifties and early sixties entitled Caribbean Capers. Sir Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney and author Joel Finn happily signed purchasers' copies and the event was a great success.