E.L. Cord made possible some of the grandest, most innovative vehicles to ever grace the American roads, or any other roads for that matter. He took over a dying car company based in Auburn, Indiana; bought Duesenberg motors; and developed a new car, bearing his own name, with revolutionary front-wheel drive technology. As a result, the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg line of automobiles became legendary for their design, performance and luxury. Modern Mechanix posted this article from a 1930 issue of Modern Mechanics that gives some contemporary insight into his success. If you are ever in Auburn, Indiana, I highly recommend a visit to the Auburn, Cord & Duesenberg Museum, housed in the old A-C-D headquarters and showroom. It is an exciting collection, even for someone who is not that interested in cars.