The Harry A. Miller Club Vintage Indy Car Exhibition was held July 7-8 at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis, Wisc. The Club has done a great job of preserving a wonderfully cordial and open atmosphere for all attendees. At what other event can you stand in pit row and watch and listen to the best historical race cars from around the world and then go and chat with the owners, drivers, and restorers at leisure?
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Cars in attendance included:
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1932 Hudson Martz Special Bauman 1960 Meskowski Boone 1916 Miller Golden Sub Boudeman 1957 Meckowski - AJ Foyt Bowser 1961 Watson roadster Boyce 1930 Duesenberg C. Davis 1913 Mercer Indy T. Davis 1953 Kurtis 4000 Dittman 1960 Watson Dittman 1912 Cutting Indy Eby 1952 Kurtis-Chrysler 500A Freeman 1926 Bugatti Type 37A Holloway 1912 Mercer Raceabout 35 Lederer 1946 Jewell Special Lederer 1928 Front-drive LeFever 1923 Halley's Comet MB-Miller McConnell 1963 Watson roadster McConnell 1934 Glimore Special Sparks-Wierick Miller Mecum 1933 Ford - Fred Frame car Mecum 1922 Wisconsin Haugdahl Special Mittler 1913 Isotta Fraschini Mittler 1953 Kurtis 3000 Mueller 270 Offy Mueller 1933 Detroit Gasket Special Natenshon 1927 Miller 91 rear-drive Rasansky 1964 Watson Taylor 1963 Watson Thomas/Watson 1947 Indy car Truchan 1923 Miller Uihlein 1925 Miller front-drive Uihlein 1931 Miller-Bowes Uihlein 1937 Sparks "Big Six" Uihlein 1925 Duesenberg Uihlein
These videos were recorded on a Casio EXP-505 in MPEG-4 AVI format. The source file is DVD quality: 640x480, 30fps, with digital stereo audio. In order to accomodate various Internet speeds, the source files were compressed into Windows Media Video files, using Microsoft Movie Maker. The finished videos are available in two sizes: Small - 320x240, 358k bit rate; Large - 640x480, variable bit rate.
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. To really hear how the cars sounded, connect a pair of full-range high quality speakers or headphones rather than tiny computer speakers.
The Miller Golden Sub. 1.2 minute video of pull starting the car; car exiting the pits; on the track.
Small 320x240, 2.9MB Large 640x480, 22MB
Copyright Ó 2009 Harold Peters.