The brothers Friedrich and August Düsenberg were born in Lemgo. They founded the Düsenberg Motor Company (DMC) in 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to successes in Indianapolis a Duesenberg set a world record at 251 km / h in 1920; In 1921, a Duesenberg won the Grand Prix of France in Le Mans. From 1921, the Duesenberg Model A was built as a production vehicle. In 1926, Errett Lobban Cord acquired the company; he had already bought the Auburn Automobile Company two years earlier.