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Rickenbacker Car Rally
The Second International Rickenbacker Car Rally
September 27 – 30, 2012

The Second International Rickenbacker Car Rally at the Motts Military Museum
5075 South Hamilton Road

Groveport, Ohio 43125
Phone: 614.836.1500

Above: 1925 Rickenbacker Four Door Coach Brougham, owned by the Motts Military Museum. Parked in front of the Rickenbacker Boyhood Home “Replica” located at the museum.

For additional information contact: Dick Hoerle at 614.801.9046

Sponsored by: The Rickenbacker Car Club of America

Saturday, September 29th
Saturday, September 29th, will be a special day at the Museum for two reasons:

The 1914 Duesenberg race car (see photo below) that Eddie Rickenbacker used in the Indianapolis 500 will be on display at the Motts Military Museum, 9:00am–5:00pm. Also on display will Rickenbacker Cars from across the United States attending this year’s Rally. Eight Rickenbacker cars were present at the 2010 Rally with more coming this year.

You will be charged the normal entrance fee for the Museum, with no additional charge to see the Rickenbacker Cars and Eddie’s 1914 Indianapolis 500 Race Car.

Rickenbacker Cars are quite rare with total production of only 34,000, produced from 1922–1927.

Eddie Rickenbacker 1914 Duesenberg race car

When the iconic Duesenberg name first came to prominence, Fred and Augie, the German-born engineering brothers, were manufacturing automobiles and entering modified versions in racing events out of Des Moines, Iowa, under the banner of the Mason Motor Car Company. By late 1913, they had relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they formed the Duesenberg Motor Company, the 4-cylinder, 360-cubic-inch vehicles they fielded in 1914 events being basically the Mason cars from the previous year. Their emerging “star” driver—who finished 10th at Indianapolis and won a 300-mile race at Sioux City, Iowa—was 23-year-old Eddie Rickenbacker, this being approximately three years before the eventual World War 1 flying “ace” ever learned how to fly an aircraft.

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