Articles tagged Harry Miller

Page 75 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, March 1984

Borgeson on Miller

The history of the Miller racing cars which contributed such an important part to the American racing scene has been fully covered in the book written by Mark Dee, which for some reason or other has not come the way of this reviewer. I have heard enough about Miller history, however, to believe that nothing else on the subject is called for. So it came as a surprise to find an article on various...

Page 141 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 141, May 2014

Material wealth

The pioneering Brooklands spirit that served motorists and aviators so well Last half-term I took three of my grandchildren to the marvellous Brooklands Museum. Quite apart from seeing its cars – including my beloved Napier-Railton – one grandson in particular is utterly besotted by aeroplanes and the Museum displays many Brooklands-built aircraft. The volunteer staff and guides are simply...

Page 46 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1971

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

Page 62 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2004

The man who would be Rex

He beat a works Auto Union and was offered a factory drive by Alfa. But Rex Mays preferred the intense buzz of American speedway.Joe Scalzo describes the short life of An Indy addict Tazio Nuvolari couldn't believe his eyes. Because he was Figlio del Diavolo — 'The Devil's Son'— Nuvolari knew a thing or two about getting moody with a grand prix car and sending one into impossible four-wheel...

Page 60 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 1981

The Brooklands Miller

The heading applies, not to the single-seater Miller that appeared at this year's Brooklands Re-union, which seems to be a post-war replica or rebuild judging by its dating, but to the Miller which Count Louis Zborowski imported in 1923, to which interesting reference is made by Griffith Borgeson in his new Bugatti book (see "Book Reviews"), he being one of the best "automotive-detectives" to sit...

Page 88 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, August 1999

The Miller that came to England

Motor racing's followers after WWII were aware of the beautiful cars built by Harry Miller in the USA. Miller-engined cars had won the great 1922 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and finished 1,2,3 in 1923. Consequently when Brooklands supporters heard that the mercurial Count Zborowski, who had thrilled them with his Chitty-Bang-Bangs and the Big Benz, was to appear with one of the 2-litre straight-...

Page 42 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1998

Mad, bad and dangerous to know

Modern Grand Prix cars are so similar that even the V12 has been consigned to history. But as Gordon Cruickshank finds out, not ever car designer has followed the norm. Motor racing history contains far more losers than winners. Misfortune, mismanagement, mistakes and plain lack of talent have punctured many dreams. Hindsight makes wisdom easy, but there have been many schemes which simple...

Page 51 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

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....

Page 5 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 2004

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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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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