You’ll have a chance to see the inspiration for the phrase “It’s a doozy” when a fleet of some of the country’s rarest classic automobiles tour northeastern North Carolina Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Duesenbergs, usually seen only at classic car shows or on screen, are hard to miss — especially when 21 of them travel together.
They will be stopping in Hertford, Edenton, Kill Devil Hills and Duck as part of the “Duesenberg Tour 2014 — Southern Style” hosted by Dwight Schaubach, a Suffolk, Va., businessman.
One of the luxury car’s most recent screen roles was in The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio driving a 1929 Duesenberg Model J. Inaccurate, perhaps, because the movie was set in 1922, but the car radiated an aura of wealth and class that was all Gatsby — and is all Duesenberg.