|1921 French GP - Winner - No.12 Jimmy Murphy
In 1921 the Duesenberg marque would make history when
Jimmy Murphy headed a team to the French Grand Prix.
Dismissed by the European teams, the Duesenbergs came
in 1st, 4th and 6th. Jimmy Murphy, rebounding from
injuries suffered during a crash in practice - discharging
himself form hospital, ribs in plaster - beat the best that
Europe had to offer and became the only American driver
in a car built in the United States to win the French Grand
Prix much to the bewilderment of the booing French crowd!
Jimmy Murphy would later purchase the car and have it
re-engined with a Miller. The new car christened the
Murphy Special won the 1922 Indianapolis 500.
1/32 Wheelbase : 84mm