Miller Time
Miller Time
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.