Thursday, September 22, 2011


It's a doozy!   Meaning it's fantastic! Astounding!  Sweet! (A nod to you under-40 types.) According to the book Duesenberg by Dennis Adler, the term 'doozy' is derived from the name of the Duesenberg automobile because that car was so darn amazing.  If someone referenced the Duesenberg, you knew it was time to put on your party hat.  Adler's book even says The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has trademarked the slogan "It's a Duesey".  Lest we forget.  Local bonus:  the car had its roots in Iowa where Fred D. built the first 'Duesenberg' - a gas powered motorcycle!  Because he was obsessed with bicycle racing and the pace horses were too slow.  Iowa is awesome.

More Duesenberg Books

1 comment:

cboy said...

That's a "Duesey" of a post! Sorry, I couldn't resist. Informative and fun-edutainment!