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59. Miller race car


59. Miller race car

From Yale he moved to Lansing, Michigan to work for motoring pioneer Ransom E. Olds at Oldsmobile, where he was employed as a race mechanic during the early Vanderbilt cup racer. After a poor 1906 race season, Miller left for Los Angeles, California, to open a small machine shop specializing in carburetor production. His involvement with the racing side of his carburetor business led first to repairing and then building race cars. In the early 1920’s , he built his own 3.0 litre engine. Inspired by a Peugeot Grand Prix engine which had been serviced in his shop by Fred Offenhauser in 1914. Miller then progressed to making Miller single-seater race cars that used supercharged versions of his 2.0 and 1.5 litre engines. The engines took four wins in the 500 up to 1929, twice (1926 and 1928) in Mille chassis, and won the race another seven times between 1929 and 1938 (twice again, in 1930 and 1932 in Miller chassis. In the 1920s and 1930s, Miller engines also powered speedboats to several race wins. Miller declared bankrupt in 1933. His foreman and chief machinist Fred Offenhauser purchased the business and continued development of the engine as the Offenhauser.

Original watercolour of Miller race car

 

  • Signed by the Dutch artist Giovanni Casander himself
  • Watercolour on art paper
  • Not framed
  • Free International Shipping
  • Size : 28 x 20 cm = 11.02” x 7.87”
  • Price : € 495,–

 

Prints of this watercolour

  • Limited Edition art print (100 pcs) € 49,– each, numbered
  • Shipping Europe € 15,– , worldwide on request

 

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