Here’s a giant photo essay from day one of the 19th annual Millers at Milwaukee meet at the historic Milwaukee Mile.
While MCG was able to attend only the first day of the two-day event, we’re confident in declaring another great year for Millers at Milwaukee. As the oldest (1903) operating race track in America, the historic one-mile State Fair Park oval is the perfect venue for a show featuring vintage oval track racers. The weather was perfect, and the capable Harry Miller Club keeps the event running like a well-oiled machine.
Just a few of the great cars that caught our eye:
+ The 1961 Chenowth, aka the San Diego Steel Products Special, was one of the few Indy roadsters designed and built to house a small-block Chevy V8. Restored, owned, and driven by Dave Schleppi, the beautiful roadster is a welcome and familiar sight on the vintage Indy car scene. And with its stubby straight pipes, the Chevy is loud.
+ A surprise entry was Tom Malloy’s 1958 Watson-Offy, the McNamara Special. It’s hard to imagine a nicer, more representative example of an early Watson flat-nose roadster.
+ The gloriously over-the-top 1931 Miller V16, the only 16-cylinder racer constructed by Miller, now owned by auction master Dana Mecum.
+ The 1932 Hupp Comet, built by the leading constructor-driver of the Speedway’s depression-era stockblock formula, Russell Snowberger. Currently owned by Greg Orzanian, the Hupmobile racer was reconstructed by Russell’s son John Snowberger, a master craftsman in his own right.
You’ll find these cars and more in the gallery below. And please stay tuned—Mac’s Motor City Garage will be circling back with more photo galleries from Millers at Milwaukee in the coming days.