Articles tagged Harry Miller

Page 10 of March 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1935

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

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...

Page 32 of August 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1933

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH. CHAMPIONSHIP automobile races are always rare in the United States during the summer months. Interest in the A. A. A. sporting events, however, has remained at high-pitch this season due to the many non-Championship races of sterling calibre staged on the various smaller dirt tracks of the nation. Chet Gardner, young Johnny...

Page 49 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 2004

Genius versus destiny

As slender and frail as his beautiful record car, Frank Lockhart had an innate, mysterious engineering sense. He was convinced fate was on his side, but, as Joe Scalzo relates, he was wrong In May 1960, a clapped-out Meyer-Drake Offenhauser roadster careering along at nearly 150mph rewarded its gadfly chauffeur Jim Hurtubise doubly: it gave ‘Herk’ the satisfaction of setting an Indianapolis...

Page 78 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2006

Timber land

Cheap to build, hard to maintain and risky to drive, USA board tracks had a brief but glorious existence Words: Gary Doyle The rapid development of the world-wide automobile industry in the first three decades of the Twentieth Century brought with it a new and enormously popular spectator sport – motor racing. Auto manufacturers seeking competitive advantage through promotion of their products...

Page 72 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1994

One-eyed Tommy and Gentle Jimmy

September 1924 brought an end to the life of one of America's greatest racing drivers, and via posthumous reconciliation with another concluded a tangled tale of greatness, America's first Grand Prix victory, successes in the Indianapolis 500, and a feud concerning the Land Speed Record. The story of Tommy Milton and Jimmy Murphy is one of friendship gone awry and ultimate tragedy . . . They...

Page 99 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, May 1981

The Porsche 924 Turbo's Rear Suspension

I had just switched off a TV programme called "Did Darwin Get It Wrong?" the other night when it occurred to me that my description of the Porsche 924 Turbo's rear suspension, in last month's road-test report, might have been rather ambiguous. So may I make it plain, before someone else points it out, that this excellent sports-coupe has independent rear suspension by semi-trailing arms, using...

Page 14 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 2000

A Miller's tale?

Sir, From time to time in motoring magazines, I have seen photos and brief details on the Miller racing cars from the USA. During the 1920s these cars, some of which featured front-wheel drive, won many big races in that country. It is also a fact that Ettore Bugatti inspected one of them in France and copied Harry Miller's twin-cam straight-eight design for use on some of his racers. I don't...

Page 105 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, June 1999

Brief encounter

Frank Lockhart shot to fame aged 24, becoming the youngest winner of the Indy 500. Two years later, he died trying to break the Land Speed Record. Gordon Kirby recalls a too short career. Seventy-two years ago this summer Frank Lockhart was America's most famous driver. His flame burned intensely for a short period, leaving a legend that has grown with the passage of time. But of all the great...

Page 28 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1969

Four-Wheel-Drive in Grand Prix

It takes a long time to progress Attempts to put 4-wheel-drive into Grand Prix racing are by no means new, and date back to the Edwardian days, but successful attempts are another matter. Even so, Ferguson Research of Coventry showed us all in 1961 that a properly designed and well engineered racing car with 4-w-d was a serious proposition and could deal effectively with any two-wheel-drive...

Page 23 of June 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1939

THE INDIANAPOLIS FIVE-CENTURY GRIND

THE INDIANAPOLIS FIVE-CENTURY GRIND THESI4 lines are scheduled to appear in print two days after tl __it, Ft:snits of the Indianapolis 500 are known to the world. However, the following notes, will, I believe, be of interest to British racing enthusiasts, even though the exigencies of printing and distribution will prevent the actual result of th;! race being included in this issue. The...

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