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The Harry A. Miller Club
Vintage Indy Car Exhibition, 2012
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Vanderbilt Cup Race

The Harry A. Miller Club Vintage Indy Car Exhibition was held July 6-7 at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis, Wisc. Most cars spent time on the track under beautiful blue skies and comfortable weather. The Club continues its great job of preserving a wonderfully cordial and open atmosphere for all attendees. Now with pit row of having shade tents for cars and participants, the event is even more pleasant. At what other event can you see and listen to the best historical race cars from around the world and chat with the owners, drivers, and restorers at leisure?
 
 

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Cars in attendance included:

 
1932 Chrysler Riverside Special Anderson
1955 Kurtis Kraft, KK500B
1959 Bowes Seal Fast Epperly Roadster
Akin
1927 Miller-Lockhart 91 Barbour
1914 LaFrance
1932 Hudson Martz Special
Bauman
1919 Miller TNT Bohlander
1960 Indy roadster  Burmeister
1921 Miller-Durant Castle
1912 Stoddard-Dayton Speed Car Cone
1923 Miller 122
1923 Miller 122 GP
D. Davis
1913 Mercer T. Davis
1963 Watson Roadster Dicks
1958 Watson Roadster Dittman
1911 Oldsmobile Race Car
1912 Cutting Indy
Eby
1949 Watson Roadster Edwards
1909 Blitzen Benz
1913 Isotta Fraschini
Evans
11961 John Foray Champ Car
1960 Joe Hunt Magento Special
Freeman
1912 National Grundy
1940 270 Offy Hahn
1926 Ford Model T Sprint Car Heathman
1924 Bentley TT Hoff
1933 Indy Car Hollansworth
1926 Bugatii Type 37A
1926 Koukol Special
1930s Lion Head Special
Holloway
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Larson
1935 Miller-Ford Indy Lawrence
1912 Mercer
1946 Jewell Special
Lederer
1962 Sarkes Tarzian Special
1934 Miller Burd Piston Ring Special
Malloy
1930 Chrysler Golden Seal Special
1937 Delahaye
Mann
1958 Kurtis 500G McConnell
1911 Mitchell Sport Runabout
1931 Miller V16
1933 Ford - Fred Frame car
1934 Gilmore Special Sparks-Wierick Miller
1935 Miller-Ford
1937 Sparks-Thorne Big Six
Mecum
1956 Zink Special Mueller
1933 Ford Detroit Gasket Special Natenshon
1959 Watson Simoiz Special Pfitzenmaier
1960 Kurtis/Epperly - Bowes Seal Fast Special Reilly
1961 Chenowth Chevy Indy Roadster Schleppi
1927 Miller 91 Boyle Valve Special Schulz
1948 Kurtis Kraft KK2000 Shaw
1907 Pope Hartford Singe
1964 Watson Roadster Taylor
1969 Speedway Motors  Truchan
1954 Uihlein Special Uihlein
1928 Simplex Piston Ring Special Warner
1951 Belanger  Windstrup

 
 

Photos
(click on any photo to enlarge to full-size)


Miller Meet pit row

Miller Meet line-up

Miller Meet line-up

Miller Meet line-up

Miller Meet line-up

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller 122 GP

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Blitzen Benz

Blitzen Benz

Blitzen Benz

Blitzen Benz

Blitzen Benz

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini & Cutting

Stoddard-Dayton Speed Car

Stoddard-Dayton Speed Car

Stoddard-Dayton Speed Car & Oldsmobile Racer

National Indy Car

Cars on the track

Cars on the track

Miller 122

Model of Vanderbilt Cup race

Model of Vanderbilt Cup race

Millers lined-up

Entrant line-up

       

 
 
 

Videos

These videos were recorded on a Sony NEX-5n in AVCHD-MTS format. The source files are Blu-ray hi-def quality: 1920x1080, 60fps, with digital stereo audio. In order to accomodate Internet speeds, the source files were compressed into 720x404 hi-def Windows Media Video files. To really hear how the cars sound, connect a pair of full-range high quality speakers or headphones rather than using tiny computer speakers.

The recording location was directly across from the grandstands, facing the track, with the pits behind. The cars accelerate out of the turn off to the right, come down the grandstand straight from right to left, and then decelerate for the next turn. You can occasionally hear voices and other cars in the pit row that was right behind the recording location. Track speeds are up to 60 mph.

These are very large files, so they take a while to download (buffer), but then play smoothly.

Pre-war racers leaving the pits

Blitzen Benz
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2
3

Blitzen Benz & National

Mercer & Isotta Fraschini

Stoddard-Dayton Speed Car

Cutting

Miller 122

Miller 122 GP
1
2
3

Bentley TT & Miller GP
 
 

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