Millers at Milwaukee 2013

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.

 

1934 Gilmore Sparks Weirick Special Dana Mecum
1961 Chenowth Chevrolet Dave Schleppi
1960 Bowes Seal Fast Epperly Offy Phil Reilley
1960 Kurtis Epperly Bowes Special Phil Reilly
1938 Miller Front Wheel Drive William Miller
1923 Miller 122 GP Dan Davis
1920 Durant Miller Terry Castle
1932 Martz Special Mike Bauman
1936 Sparks Thorne Big Six Dana Mecum
1924 Bentley Bill Hoff engine
1932 Snowberger Hupp Comet Greg Ornazian
1952 Springfield Kurtis Offy Dana Mecum engine
Martz Special 29 and Jewell Special 74
1923 Miller 122 Jr 8 Dan Davis
1960 Joe Hunt Magneto Special Ewing Offy Joe Freeman
1959 Bowes Epperly Bill Akin
Miller construction engine
Millers at Milwaukee 2013
1949 Grancor Watson Ford Toney Edwards
1920 Ford Special Mark Heathman
1963 Watson Offy Konstant Hot Special Dan Davis cockpit
1937 Delahaye 145 Sam Mann
1952 Kurtis Springfield Special Kurtis Offy Dana Mecum
1920 Miller TNT Dan Davis
1933 Detroit Gasket Special Lou Natenshon
1927 Bugatti 37A front axle and spring Dennis Holloway
Miller construction fuel tank
1936 Thorne Sparks Big Six Dana Mecum engine
1935 Miller Ford Dana Mecum
1927 Bugatti 37A engine Dennis Holloway
1931 Miller V16 Dana Mecum
1964 Watson Foyt tribute Bud Taylor
1960 Watson tribute Leo Burmeister
1960 Bowes Seal Fast Special Epperly Offy Phil Reilley
1913 Mercer Ted Davis
1933 Ford Fred Frame racer
1959 Bowes Epperly Bill Akin cockpit
1931 Miller V16 Dana Mecum
1935 Bagley Cragar Special Patrick Phinny
1912 Cutting Eldon Eby
1924 Bentley Bill Hoff
1926 Miller 91 blower Tom Barbour
1959 Bowes Seal Fast Epperly Offy Bill Akin
1926 Keokul Special engine Dennis Holloway
1958 Watson Offy McNamara Special Tom Malloy engine
1958 Watson Offy McNamara Special Tom Malloy
1923 Miller Tommy Milton Indy 500 winner Dana Mecum
1961 Chenowth Chevrolet Dave Schleppi
1935 Miller Ford Tom Malloy
1935 Ford Special Charles Lawrence

1934 Gilmore Sparks Weirick Special Dana Mecum

1961 Chenowth Chevrolet Dave Schleppi

1960 Bowes Seal Fast Epperly Offy Phil Reilley

1960 Kurtis Epperly Bowes Special Phil Reilly

1938 Miller Front Wheel Drive William Miller

1923 Miller 122 GP Dan Davis

1920 Durant Miller Terry Castle

1932 Martz Special Mike Bauman

1936 Sparks Thorne Big Six Dana Mecum

1924 Bentley Bill Hoff engine

1932 Snowberger Hupp Comet Greg Ornazian

1952 Springfield Kurtis Offy Dana Mecum engine

Martz Special 29 and Jewell Special 74

1923 Miller 122 Jr 8 Dan Davis

1960 Joe Hunt Magneto Special Ewing Offy Joe Freeman

1959 Bowes Epperly Bill Akin

Miller construction engine

Millers at Milwaukee 2013

1949 Grancor Watson Ford Toney Edwards

1920 Ford Special Mark Heathman

1963 Watson Offy Konstant Hot Special Dan Davis cockpit

1937 Delahaye 145 Sam Mann

1952 Kurtis Springfield Special Kurtis Offy Dana Mecum

1920 Miller TNT Dan Davis

1933 Detroit Gasket Special Lou Natenshon

1927 Bugatti 37A front axle and spring Dennis Holloway

Miller construction fuel tank

1936 Thorne Sparks Big Six Dana Mecum engine

1935 Miller Ford Dana Mecum

1927 Bugatti 37A engine Dennis Holloway

1931 Miller V16 Dana Mecum

1964 Watson Foyt tribute Bud Taylor

1960 Watson tribute Leo Burmeister

1960 Bowes Seal Fast Special Epperly Offy Phil Reilley

1913 Mercer Ted Davis

1933 Ford Fred Frame racer

1959 Bowes Epperly Bill Akin cockpit

1931 Miller V16 Dana Mecum

1935 Bagley Cragar Special Patrick Phinny

1912 Cutting Eldon Eby

1924 Bentley Bill Hoff

1926 Miller 91 blower Tom Barbour

1959 Bowes Seal Fast Epperly Offy Bill Akin

1926 Keokul Special engine Dennis Holloway

1958 Watson Offy McNamara Special Tom Malloy engine

1958 Watson Offy McNamara Special Tom Malloy

1923 Miller Tommy Milton Indy 500 winner Dana Mecum

1961 Chenowth Chevrolet Dave Schleppi

1935 Miller Ford Tom Malloy

1935 Ford Special Charles Lawrence

3 thoughts on “Millers at Milwaukee 2013

  1. Sunshine, beautiful cars beautifully photographed, the sound of Millers on the track…. dammit Mac, just admit it, you really do have the best job in the world.

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