The 2014 Millers At Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car Exhibition

  • Pirrung-Special
  •  The 1935 Pirrung Special, a f.w.d. special powered by an early Offerhauser

The annual Millers At Milwaukee meet is one of the few such events in the country that cater to vintage oval track enthusiasts. The focus of the event has always been the Miller Racing cars created by Harry A. Miller, and later cars powered by the Offenhauser engine. It is held at the Milwaukee Mile race track at the State Fair complex; the track opened in 1904 and is the oldest operating auto racing track in the country.

The 19th annual 2014 Meet was held last weekend with well over fifty cars attending. The two-day event has always been a fun and low-key gathering where you can see, touch, smell, and get up close to the cars. There is plenty of time to talk with the owners of the racers, and possibly even get a ride in a two-man car out on the track. A number of other related early racing cars and specials also attend so, it is a chance to see some very interesting machinery.

You can learn all the details about the event at Millers At Milwaukee. A great deal of information about the cars that Harry A. Miller built and the history behind them can be found at the Miller-Offenhauser  Historical Society. And thanks go out to Lee Stohr of Stohr Design for his photos.

  • Fred-Frame-Duesenberg-Racing-Car-1      Fred-Frame-Duesenberg-2      John-Zink-Special
  •    1930 Fred Frame Duesenberg Sprint Car – The John Zink Special
  • Bowes-Seal-Fast-Special      Miller-TNT-Racing-Car      Bugatti-Type-37A
  •           Bowes Seal Fast Special – Miller TNT – Bugatti Type 37A
  • 1913-Peugeot-racing-car-1      1913-Peugeot-racing-car-2      1913-Peugeot-racing-car-3
  •                      1913 Peugeot Type – 3.0-liter Coupe de l’Auto
  • 1930-Miller-Sampson-Special-1      1930-Miller-Sampson-Special-2      1930-Miller-Sampson-Special-3
  •       1930 Miller Sampson Special with twin Miller 91 c.i.d. engines

Follow along above as Jean Jennings takes us to the Millers At Milwaukee event in 2013 to meet up with Miller collector Dan Davis and run a number of his cars out on the track. You can also read her post about the adventure at Jean Knows Cars.

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2 Responses to The 2014 Millers At Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car Exhibition

  1. Eddie says:

    I’m glad to see that the 1913 Peugeot was there too – the true origin of all the twin cam cross flow motors designed by the great and unsung hero, Ernest Henry. All interested in the fabulous history of Miller should begin by reading about the racing Peugeots 1912 to 1919.

  2. Eddie, It certainly is a great design, I can’t wait to get a ride it it.

    Much more early Peugeot info here: http://theoldmotor.com/?s=Peugeot+racing+car

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