Brett Berk



July 2022

A Story 45 Years in the Making

Written by , Posted in Radius

When I was 8, and obsessed with Duesenbergs, I started an independent research project on E.L. Cord, the man who brought the Duesenberg Motor Company to life. My dad brought me to the public library regularly to peruse old periodicals, and print out microfilm articles, to piece together Cord’s outrageous life..

Now, 45 years later, I’ve finally finished this project, with a story on Cord’s efforts. It was just published in Hagerty’s amazing new magazine Radius, with a layout so gorgeous it’s a shame you can’t all insure over $100 million in cars with them and get a copy for free yourself.

Instead, you’ll have to make do with reading crappy scans. Click on the thumbnails above to enlarge (and click again to enlarge more.)