Golden Submarine

Barney Oldfield and Harry Miller's first full-blown race car, the Golden Submarine. The theory was that the fully enclosed cockpit would protect the driver in the event of a rollover. When Oldfield almost drowned in the car after it plunged into an infield pond, the idea was scuttled. Oldfield had the top removed and the car was raced for several years in the 1920's. Oldfield campaigned this car in match races - most notably against Ralph DePalma - in 1918. Harry Miller would go on to become a dominant force in the Indianapolis 500 during the 1920's. As for Oldfield, he was winding down his driving career.

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