Bill Harrah’s legacy in pictures

“In the Harrah culture, there were organizational standards for all aspects of daily operations throughout departments to ensure the best business practices…the days of Bill Harrah are now rooted in history.” We salute what would have been the 100th birthday of Bill Harrah with photographs of his legacy. Enjoy.

This was the first Duesenberg owned by Glenn Stewart that later became Joe Kaufman’s first Duesenberg. This pieced-together photo shows how Kaufman found it in Milwaukee in 1954.

The Classic in the castle

How did Joe Kaufman of Manitowoc, Wis., become acquainted with the first and last Duesenbergs owned by a mysterious Maryland millionaire named Glenn Stewart? Did it happen by pure coincidence or was it just destiny? You decide.

Is $9.4 million ‘crazy money’ for a Duesenberg coupe?

Just when I thought Duesenberg prices were simmering down, the one-of-a-kind Murphy coupe built for George Whittell fetched a record auction price for a domestic automobile at Gooding Co.’s Monterey sale last weekend. That record price — $9.4 million, before the buyer’s premium elevated the price to $10.34 million — was about three times...

Duesenberg, Ferrari make Pebble Beach history

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sold more than $78 million in collector cars at its Pebble Beach Auctions on Aug. 20-21. A two-day sale of unprecedented results, Gooding & Company achieved a $13.6 million increase from last year with 19 world records....

1941 Graham Hollywood joins ACD Museum permanent collection

A spectacular and rare, supercharged 1941 Graham Hollywood has been given a permanent home at the prestigious Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Ind. Ken and Stephanie Dunsire, Fort Wayne, Ind., donated the beautiful and significantly historic Graham automobile. This fine example of a fully restored 1941 six-cylinder Graham Hollywood, scored 396 out...

Duesenbergs steal show at Amelia Island

Duesenberg proved it was still king at the 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Sunday when two supercharged examples of the Model J were awarded Best of Show honors from a field of nearly 300 cars at the 16th annual event.