Fred Frame Duesenberg 'Duchess' history
Posted 29 June 2009 - 18:46
Posted 29 June 2009 - 18:48
Posted 29 June 2009 - 20:03
Unfortunately, I haven't much more... as a Big Car owner, she ran a #6 "McDowell Special" for Les Anderson in the Northwest in 1940, said to be very successful, with several wins. They came down to Oakland in September, and qualified third for the 500 mile race, but no mention of him in the race reports - like five other top ten qualifiers! At the time, it was reported that she had had a car in the 1939 race also, but I can't find no info about that. Incidentally, the 1940 Oakland 500 is the last race I have an entry for Fred Frame, presumably with the Duesenberg - not sure if he even appeared for practice! And for what it's worth, I've seen a picture of Jack Stevens together with Fred Frame, posing for an advert it seems. It's in the Tom Motter "Oakland Speedway" book, p86.
Edited by fines, 29 June 2009 - 20:08.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:02
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Hylah Gruman (...) will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Ross Hollywood Chapel, with private commitment at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. (...) Mrs. Gruman, the wife of Ralph H. Gruman who survives, died Sunday, on her birthday, following an extended illness. She was born November 8, 1899, in Brownsville, Ore., and was a Portland resident for 50 years.