Millions (Maybe Fewer) of Millers in Milwaukee

The 2013 Millers at Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car Event was held at the Milwaukee Mile race track inside Wisconsin State Fair Park on July 12-13, 2013. The event was sponsored by the Harry A. Miller Club, founded in 1995 by the late Favid V. Uihlein, Sr., to honor the achievements of the distinguished engine and racing car designer the club is named for.

Harry A. Miller was a Wisconsin native who became one of the most influential racing car designers in history. Miller based engines and cars dominated championship racing during the 1920s and 1930s, winning 38 Indianapolis 500 races..

49 cars from 33 collectors from across the nation were on display. The cars ranged in years from a 1906 Lozier 7-passenger touring brought by Herb Singe, Jr. of Hillside, N.J. to a 1963 Watson Roadster entered by Dr. Robert Dicks of Greenwood, Ind.

Event sponsors included Dana and Patti Mecum, Ed Pink Racing Engines, Inc., Racemaker Press and Phil Reilly & Co., Inc. Vendors included Jerry Murawski selling racing memorabilia and models, Racemaker Press, parts dealers Bob Boyce, James Etter and Ken Walton and racing historian Gordon White who was selling a variety of auto racing books.

Check out the photos in the gallery:


About John Gunnell 111 Articles
John “Gunner” Gunnell has been writing about cars since ‘72. As a kid in Staten Island, N.Y., he played with a tin Marx “Service Garage” loaded with toy vehicles, his favorite being a Hubley hot rod. In 2010, he opened Gunner’s Great Garage, in Manawa, Wis., a shop that helps enthusiasts restore cars. To no one’s surprise, he decorated 3G’s with tin gas stations and car toys. Gunner started writing for two car club magazines. In 1978, publisher Chet Krause hired him at Old Cars Weekly, where he worked from 1978-2008. Hot rodding legend LeRoi “Tex” Smith was his boss for a while. Gunner had no formal journalism training, but working at a weekly quickly taught him the trade. Over three decades, he’s met famous collectors, penned thousands of articles and written over 85 books. He lives in Iola, Wis., with his nine old cars, three trucks and seven motorcycles.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Copyright © 2005-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
All Rights Reserved.