1920's Miller Indianapolis 500 Racer

This is another great perspective piece from artist David Story. This outstanding sketch captures an image of a 1920's Harry Miller Indianapolis 500 race car. That's not to say Miller's amazing machines did not compete at other venues, because they did - board tracks and dirt as well. Miller cars and Miller engine powered cars dominated Indianapolis during the 1920's and '30's - winning 12 races. Another three wins during that time were by Offenhauser (Offy) powered racers - a direct derivative of the Miller engine.
Miller's creations had a reputation for being designed and machined with the precision of fine timepieces. This was almost certainly the result Miller cars being pure racing equipment, not a derivative of a manufacturer's consumer models. That attention to detail put him and his business in the vanguard of American motor racing and on a par with advanced engineering more typically found in Europe.
Look for more sketches from David Story here in a special collaboration with First Super Speedway. Take a look at his sketches of Indianapolis 500 champions such as Joe DawsonJules GouxRene ThomasRalph DePalmaDario RestaHowdy WilcoxRay Harroun and Gaston Chevrolet. Don't miss a second Gaston Chevrolet sketch David produced.

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