Duesenberg-Milton Land Speed Record Car

If you are into cars, this is a great article.

Old Machine Press

By William Pearce

After winning the Elgin National Road Race, held in Elgin, Illinois on 23 August 1919, Duesenberg race car driver Tommy Milton began to focus on one of his top goals: establishing a new land speed record at Dayton Beach, Florida. The current record was held by Milton’s rival Ralph De Palma at 149.875 mph (241.001 km/h). Milton had been contemplating a land speed record (LSR) car for a long time. In December 1916, he and Fred Duesenberg entered into an agreement* to build a car to Milton’s specifications provided Milton would partially fund the vehicle. With his share of the Eglin winnings, Milton was one step closer to building the LSR car.

Duesenberg Milton LSR Indy Tommy Milton sits in the Duesenberg-Milton LSR car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (most likely in May 1920). The burnt paint on the engine cowl was a result of a fire during its speed runs…

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  4 comments for “Duesenberg-Milton Land Speed Record Car

  1. October 27, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Great post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you. I re-blogged the article from a site called “Old Machine Press.” It is very interesting. Please check it out. I appreciate the “Follow”

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  2. October 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Not too into cars, but that’s a cool one! Good reblog!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Nice post…☺🙂

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