Born in Germany, Frederick & August Duesenberg moved to the USA in 1884. Showing great mechanical skills, the brothers were involved in the motor industry from an early age. Cars bearing their name held the unofficial Land Speed Record in 1920 and won the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, before their first road-going car appeared in 1928. Their cars were the ultimate in engineering build quality and for the many coach-built bodies that were added, which reflected in the great cost of buying a Duesenberg. The 1930’s Depression saw the end of this marque which closed in 1937.