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The Duesies Were Here!

On Tuesday, our little town had some special guests. It was one of the stops on The Duesenberg Tour, Southern Style.

Motor Man and I waited for them on Main Street.

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Then followed them the short distance to Smithfield Station, our local waterfront restaurant/marina/hotel, where the drivers enjoyed a coffee break. And townfolk enjoyed the cars.

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There was an abundance of chrome and whitewalls!

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This red one was a real eye-catcher.

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Duesenbergs were luxury cars manufactured during the 1920’s and 1930’s. I’m told there are about 380 still in existence; Jay Leno owns four, and one of our local businessmen (who organized this tour) owns two.

This beauty once belonged to….. Clark Gable. I didn’t know that until the cars had left town and pictures of friends began appearing on Facebook. Pictures taken of them standing beside “Clark’s” car. Had I known, I would definitely have posed beside it too.

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Smithfield soon bid the Duesenbergs farewell and sent them on to the next stop on their tour.

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And two days later, I’m still stewing about the fact that I didn’t know that was Clark Gable’s car…..sigh.

~These Days Of Mine~

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