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Photos
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Miller logo

Offenhauser logo


1915-1922

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Miller Golden Sub

Junior Specials
- engines by Riley Brett, rolling chassis by Miller

Riley Brett and Cotton Henning

- second Junior Special (2 carb) car

1921 Indy crash

(Louis Fontaine)

1922 Kansas City  crash

(Cotton Henning crawling to Pete de Paolo)

Junior Special front geartrain,
(11 straight tooth gears)

Junior Special intake side with the Miller transmission

Junior Special exhaust side in car

Junior Special intake side with 3 Miller carbs

Junior Special exhaust side

Ballot 1919 Indy

Ballot 1919 Indy

Ballot 1919 Indy

Ballot 1919 Indy

Ballot - the engine Miller copied

Ballot - the engine Miller copied

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT - 
183 engine

Miller TNT - 183 engine

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT 183

Miller TNT 183

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

Miller TNT

     

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183 engine

Miller 183
1919 Baby Chevrolet

Miller 183
1919 Baby Chevrolet

Miller 183
1919 Baby Chevrolet

Miller 183
1919 Baby Chevrolet

Miller 183 
(Baby Chevrolet)
Bill Castle photo

Miller 183 
(Baby Chevrolet)
Bill Castle photo

Miller 183 
(Baby Chevrolet)
Bill Castle photo

         

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible

Miller 183 Convertible


1923-1925

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122 engine parts

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122 restoration

Miller 122

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122
Milton 1923 Indy winner

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122

Miller 122 Milton

Miller 122 Milton

Miller 122 Milton

   

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special

Miller 122 Boyle Special rad cap

Miller 122 Boyle Special oil cap

 

Miller 122 GP in Australia (Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Miler 122 GP
(Zborowski car)

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

Ralph de Palma
Miller 122

       

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 1st FD

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 front-drive

Miller 122 marine

Ralph DePalma at Culver City
Miller 122

       

1926-1929

Miller 91 line-up

Miller 91 line-up

Miller 91 
line-up

Miller 91 
line-up

Miller 91 line-up

 

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)

Miller 91 (Boyle-Valve)

Miller 91 (Boyle-Valve)

Miller 91 (Boyle-Valve)

Miller 91 (Boyle-Valve)

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
front geartrain
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
supercharger drive
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
supercharger
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
supercharger
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91
(Boyle Valve)
transmission
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 (Perfect Circle)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91
front 
(Maj Sp)

Miller 91
back
(Maj Sp)

Miller 91

top
(Maj Sp)

Miller 91
side
(Maj Sp)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 (Majestic Special)

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD
(Leon Duray) 

 
The following 91 FD photos were taken by John Webster at the 2011 Glenmore Gathering

Miller 91 FD

Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD

Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD

Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD

Leon Duray

Miller 91 FD

Leon Duray

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations
 

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 (Packard Cable Special)
front drive gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 (Packard Cable Special)
cam gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Packard Cable Special)
Leydon Restorations

Miller 91 front-drive
(Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)
Hentschel Automotive

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Miller 91 front-drive (Pete de Paolo)

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Derby-Miller

Miller 310 marine

Miller 310 marine brochure


1930-1945
 

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller 183 (Bowes Seal Fast)

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller-Schofield

Miller 1931 Indy winner 
Dana Mecum photo

Miller 1931 Indy winner at auction

Miller 1931 Indy winner at auction

Miller 1931 Indy winner

Miller 1931 Indy winner

Miller 1931 Indy winner

Miller 1931 Indy winner

     

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16

Miller V16
Hentschel Automotive

Miller V16

Miller 1120 V16 marine

Miller 1120 V16 marine

Miller 1120 V16 marine

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
255 engine
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
255 engine
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

 Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

 

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
transmission
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
transmission
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
tranny gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
tranny gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
tranny gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD
tranny gears
Leydon Restorations

Miller FWD

Miller FWD

Miller FWD
at Pikes Peak

Miller 308 V8
 (the original engine of the 4-wheel drives)

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

 

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

       

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford
Hentschel Automotive

Miller-Ford
Hentschel Automotive

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford

Miller-Ford Welch

Miller-Ford Welch

Miller-Ford Welch

     

Miller-Fords

Miller-Fords

Miller-Fords

     

Miller-Gulf engine

Miller-Gulf engine

Miller-Gulf engine restored

Miller-Gulf original version

Miller-Gulf last version

Miller-Gulf dash

Miller-Gulf

Miller-Gulf

Miller-Gulf

Miller-Gulf

Miller-Gulf

Miller-Gulf

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Sampson U-16

Miller-Bugatti (Bunny Phillips)

Miller-Bugatii (Bunny Phillips)

Miller 91 front-drive blower on Offy

Miller-Ford-
Novi (front),
Miller-Bowes (back)

Novi

Novi

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Novi
Leydon Restorations

Sparks Big Six

Sparks-Thorne Little Six

Sparks-Thorne Little Six

Sparks-Thorne Little Six

Sparks-Thorne Little Six
Hentschel Automotive

Thorne LSR

Thorne LSR

Thorne LSR

Thorne LSR


Various

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Miller row

Photo by Richard Loftis

Miller 122 front-drive; Miller-Ford; Bowes

Bowes; Miller 122 rear-drive

Millers on the track

Millers on the track

Millers on the track

91, TNT, 122

Miller trannys

pre-183, 183, 183, 122, 91

Miller trannys side view

Miller trannys top view

Millers at Amelia
Hentschel Automotive

1998 and 1999 Miller Club exhibition photos provided by Grant Randall.
The Australian Zborowski photo was provided by Leo Sandercock from Australia who saw the car in this condition.
The Goodwood photos were provided by Mark Ballard from the UK.
2003 Derby-Miller and Miller 91 photos provided by Marty Baltmanis.
 
 

Videos

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. 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 recently restored ex-Durant Miller 122; winner at  Pebble Beach 2006. 1.3 minute video of starting the car, engine revs, walk-around.
    Small 320x240, 3.5MB                Large 640x480, 24.6MB
 
 

  The same Miller 122 on the track. 0.5 minute video, multiple passes, one with alongside the 1923 Boyle Miller 122.
    Small 320x240, 1.3MB                Large 640x480, 8.8MB
 
 

The Lockhart-Miller 91on the track. 0.5 minute video, multiple passes.
    Small 320x240, 1.2MB                Large 640x480, 10.3MB
 
 

The Boyle-Valve Miller 91 on the track. 0.5 minute video, multiple passes.
    Small 320x240, 0.9MB                Large 640x480, 7.3MB
 
 

  The Derby-Miller 91 front-drive driving through the pits. 0.5 minute video.
    Small 320x240, 1.0MB               Large 640x480, 5.6MB
 

The Pete de Paolo Miller 91 front-drive on the track. 0.8 minute video, track and pits.
    Small 320x240, 2.0MB                Large 640x480, 12.7MB
 

The Miller 122 front-drive on the track. 0.5 minute video, multiple passes.
    Small 320x240, 1.3MB                Large 640x480, 8.4MB
 

    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
 

The Miller TNT going through the pits; then a pass on the track
    Small 320x240, 3.6MB              Large 640x480, 10MB

The Miller TNT in the pits at Laguna Seca (2009)
    Small 320x240, 10MB               Large 640x480, 23MB

The Miller TNT revs at Pebble Beach (2010) - 4 minutes
    Small 320x240, 58MB               Large 640x480, 111MB
 

The 1920 Miller 183 (Baby Chevrolet) in the pits and on the track.
    Small 320x240, 9.3MB              Large 640x480, 19MB
    Small 320x240, 14MB               Large 640x480, 33MB
 

The 1910 Kline-Duesenberg (walking beam) in the pits.
    Small 320x240, 2.3MB              Large 640x480, 5.7MB
 

Miller V16 and Bentley TT on the track.
    Small 320x240, 1.9MB              Large 640x480, 4.9MB
 
 

Sounds

The sounds of the late Bob Sutherland's supercharged 91ci motor (Lou Moore 1929 Indy car) all the way up to 7000+ rpm. Tested on a dyno in March of 1984.

Windows Media Player format (219k) or Real Audio format (276k)
The sounds of the Miller Club Vintage Indy Car Exhibition.  These audio tracks were recorded on a MiniDisc recorder. They are in stereo and are saved at the widest possible frequency response (20Hz - 16kHz) available within RealPlayer (hence the large file size). RealPlayer (rm) was chosen over Windows advanced streaming format (asf) because the accuracy of the sound is noticeably better. The track sounds should all run clearly from right to left: sometimes streaming audio mixes this up during playback and you hear left to right or just mono. Replaying the sound again after the first playback usually gets it to play correctly. To really hear how the cars sounded, hook up a pair of full-range, high quality speakers or high quality headphones rather than just using cheap computer speakers.

The recording location was directly across from the grandstands, facing the track. 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. The recordings for the cockpit audio tracks were taken while riding in the mechanic's seat.

Ballot 1919 Indy (307k - 30 sec) - idling in the pits

Ballot 1919 Indy (176k - 17 sec) - three passes

Ballot 1919 Indy cockpit, on the track (790k - 77 sec) - starting, up through the gears

Miller Golden Sub starting up, cold idling, and driving away (396k - 39 sec)

Miller Golden Sub warm idling, and driving away (209k - 20 sec)

Miller Golden Sub on track, 2 passes (143k - 14 sec)

Miller 122 front-drive (508k - 50 sec) - two passes, a great engine

Miller 122 rear-drive (172k - 17 sec) - shifting at high revs coming out of the turn, great burbles on deceleration

Miller 91 rear-drive (345k - 34 sec) - startup, warming idle

Miller 91 rear-drive (290k - 28 sec) - two passes, in first gear for high revs

Derby-Miller starting and warming up on the lawn at Pebble Beach (517k - 51 sec) - miked at engine and then at exhaust

Miller V16 (165k - 16 sec) - a unique sound because this engine simultaneously fires two cylinders on opposite banks

Miller V16 cockpit, on the track (305k - 30 sec) - hear the whole powertrain and engine clearly

Miller V16 in the pits, revs (134k -13 sec) - a great sound

Miller V16 and Bowes Seal Fast (102k - 10 sec) - the V16 is followed closely by the Bowes - very smooth

Miller V16 and Miller 122 rear-drive (199k - 20 sec) - the V16 is passed by the 122 right in front of the stands

Miller-Ford (104k - 10 sec) - smooth

Miller-Ford cockpit, on the track (643k - 1 min) - starting, up through the gears, up to about 110mph

Sparks Big Six (146k - 14 sec) - a completely different sound

Offy (368k - 36 sec) - startup and huge revs, awesome & incredible - do it justice and use a surround sound system

Novi (154k - 7 sec) - The Hotel Tropicana Special Novi driven by Bobby Unser during qualifying for the 1963 Indianapolis 500
    From the RaceZine website - 8 bit mono wav file


 

Do you have photos or sounds that could be on this page? Email them to me at: milleroffy@comcast.net

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