The 22nd annual “Millers at Milwaukee” vintage Indy Car event is moving its 2016 dates up to June 24-25, which should make the well-known event a bigger crowd pleaser this year. The meet was typically held in July and sometimes conflicted with a major car show in Wisconsin, as well as with the Indy Car Racing Series last year.
Housed at the famous Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., the annual meet pays homage to race car builder Harry Miller, who was a Wisconsin native. The event is open to rare prewar and postwar racing cars including roadsters and laydowns. The roster of cars includes Millers, Mercers, Kurtis-Crafts, Duesenbergs, Alfa Romeos, and Bugattis.
Classic car auctioneer Dana Mecum is president of the Harry Miller Club and said that participants in the meet can drive up to 100 laps around the course over the two days. “This is a great opportunity for our entrants, as well as spectators,” said Mecum. “Our entrants are passionate about their vintage cars and come here to tell the story of vintage Indy racing to the public.”
The gates will open at 8 a.m. both days and the historic racing machines will be on track from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information about the Indy Fest, as it is called, is available at www.harrymillerclub.com. It is truly a “bucket list” event for many of the spectators who get to see cars in action that they only saw in books before.