Articles tagged Fred Offenhauser

Page 34 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1973

A lifetime with the Offenhauser

"MY GOING to work for Harry Miller was an act of God!" With these words, Leo Goossen described the beginning of a remarkable career as America's foremost designer of racing engines. Goossen had left a promising position as protégé to Walter L. Mart, Chief Designer of Buick Motor Company, to go west to New Mexico. A tuberculosis spot had been found and the only answer was a change of climate....

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Letters from readers

Star letter Miller's tale Sir, With reference to page 60 of the July issue, you have a photograph of a Bugatti Type 35 and a cornment that the wheel design is 80 years old, still looks modem and that Ettore would have loved that. I am sure he would have loved it, especially as it was patented in early 1920 by Harry Miller, the great engine and racing car designer of the USA. Cross-fertilisation...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Miller Building Cars. HARRY MILLER, famous builder of race cars in the States, is busy constructing five machines in Detroit, Michigan, according to reports in a California motor magazine. These machines, the periodical states, will be raced in European events during the summer, and will probably be handled by picked American cracks. Ernie Weil, once associated with Miller on...

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MIDGET RACING IN NEW YORK Since the Madison Square Garden Corporation began promoting midget racing last year, the fastest "doodle bugs," as the midgets are called, have been flocking to New York from all parts of the country. The races are held every Wednesday evening at the Garden Bowl. Thirty thousand seats have been removed from the famous boxing arena to make way for a one-fifth mile asphalt...

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Milt Minter -- Porsche hard charger One of North America's most popular road-racing talents died on December 23 after losing his battle with cancer. He was 71. Minter was a professional driver for much of the past 50 years. Born and raised in Sanger, California, he served as a radio-man in the US Navy for four years before he began racing in 1957: the consummate all-rounder, he would go on to...

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DIRT TRACK RACING IN AMERICA Writing about American racing-cars for a British public is at best a considerable assignment, for in order to make the subject at all intelligible to all the readers, it becomes highly necessary to cover much ground already well known to many. However, as I have seldom seen in English motoring papers articles which would give a. picture of what American racing...


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