An incredible one-of-a-kind Duesenberg was named Best in Show at the Glenmoor Gathering on September 19. The car is a 1933 Duesenberg SJ (which indicates supercharged) with a custom-built Beverly Berline body by Murphy Body Company of Pasadena, Calif. The car was purchased new by Cincinnati millionaire Powell Crosley Jr., who, among other things, owned Crosley Radio Co., radio station WLW and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. Crosley even built a car in the late 1940's, a subcompact named, what else? Crosley. The attached photo was taken at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on the Saturday preceding the show. The Duesenberg's owner is a New Jersey state judge and he drove the Duesenberg on an 80+ mile Countryside Tour, which is part of the Glenmoor Gathering weekend experience. Can you believe that? This is a solid seven-figure automobile and the owner drives it and enjoys it! Good for him! That's the way these old cars should be treated! Once again, the show field was terrific. Very diverse grouping of cars. Special class of Bizzarrini-designed sports cars plus American and European cars that have to be seen to be believed. And, they had a large group of Super Italian Motorcycles, including some super-rare, high-speed machines I wouldn't dream of riding! Where else can you see stuff like this? Can't wait until next year.
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