This year’s edition of Millers at Milwaukee included a 100th anniversary celebration of the Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize races held in Milwaukee in 1912.
Millers at Milwaukee is one of the top vintage race car events in the USA. First, it’s held in Milwaukee, a great city of the Midwest, birthplace of Harley-Davidson and the town that beer made famous. Next, the venue is perfect: the historic Milwaukee Mile at Wisconsin State Fair Park, the oldest racetrack in America still in regular operation. (Yes, sir. Older than Indy.) Finally, the event celebrates the uniquely American tradition of oval track racing and its most hallowed names: Miller and Offy.
Unfortunately, the ridiculously hectic schedule at Motor City Garage prevented staying around for all the weekend’s festivities. We were able to parachute in on Friday morning to watch the traditional formation of race cars on the Mile’s starting line, catch up with old friends, and take in the first two track sessions. Then it was right back out on the road again. But even at that, MCG collected far more photos and material than can be stuffed into one feature slot, so we’ll be circling back over the next week or so with followups, including tons of additional images. For now, please enjoy this slide show.
(Note: since this story was published, Motor City Garage has also published a second photo feature on the 2012 Millers at Milwaukee meet you can see here, and a third feature with photo gallery here.)