acrylic on shaped panel
30 x 54 inches
Jim Sweazy, 2008
Miller Indy racer which was for sale at Barrett-Jackson one
year. Harry Miller was quite the entrepreneur, paying off enough
customs officials to let him disassemble and copy a 1913 Peugeot Grand
Prix car that was brought over to compete at Indy. He used the basic
design to make the best 4, 6 and 8 cylinder racers available in the
states, many using front wheel drive.
After running into some financial trouble, Miller sold his shop and
engine designs to his chief mechanic, named George Offenhauser. Sound
familiar? Yep, the same "Offy" developed engines won Indy 27 times,
from the 1930s to the 1970s.