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March 2023

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Buehrig along with Duesenberg's former president Harold Ames and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club historian Ray Wolff. A number of Nethercutt's fellow collectors who could add perspective were also consulted. e resulting vehicle has won numerous Best of Show honors and thrills visitors to e Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California. ere, the multi-storied museum and car collection continues today under the leadership of Jack and Helen Nethercutt, who succeeded founders J.B. and Dorothy. Admission is free to the public, and it's a must-see destination for car enthusiasts. On View in La Jolla e 17th annual La Jolla Concours d'Elegance begins with the VIP Party on Friday, April 21 followed by the Tour d'Elegance on Saturday. Enthusiasts strolling around La Jolla Saturday night from 5 to 9pm will find Porsches on Prospect to check out, and Ferraris will be found Sunday at the Motor Car Classic lining the street outside the Concours entrance. Of course, the main attraction, featuring celebrated Duesenbergs including the Twenty Grand and more than 140 additional renowned classic automobiles, is Sunday's La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, complete with multiple VIP experiences amid breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. lajollaconcours.com attention to detail. While the magnificent Duesenberg was quite a hit in Chicago, the Depression-era timing for this level of opulence was not, and the bodywork was "modernized" for the 1934 show. e reworked car had modified fenders to cover the chassis, it featured steel wheels, and was painted black with a green leather interior, softening the art deco look. After touring around between Chicago and New York shows and dealerships, the car was acquired by Shreve Archer of Minneapolis. A Legend's Rebirth e magnificent Duesenberg show car was enjoyed by a handful of owners through the decades until it was acquired in 1978 by renowned collector J.B. Nethercutt. e famous "Twenty Grand" showstopper couldn't have landed in better hands. Nethercutt loved the Duesenberg heritage and his beautifully restored cars had already won the prestigious Pebble Beach Best of Show awards. Nethercutt's knowledge of Duesenberg history recalled the original creation of the Arlington Torpedo Sedan and he was committed to restoring it properly to its World's Fair stature. at was hardly a small undertaking. To accomplish the task, Nethercutt retained the combined knowledge of designer @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE MARCH 2023 71

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