1928 Miller
1928 Miller

The Story:
The Roaring Twenties.  Every weekend around the United States thousands would gather to participate in the thrilling spectacle of watching young daredevils race at breakneck speeds around dirt and wooden-board tracks, known as Motordromes.  

At the center of this phenomena was automotive genius and entrepreneur Harry A. Miller, who designed and built racing cars from his shop in Los Angeles.  Miller’s designs dominated American racing.  From 1920 to the mid-thirties over 80% of the entries at Indianapolis speedway were Miller cars.

Miller’s revolutionary front drive series, of which only 13 were built, represented the pinnacle of automotive design at the time.  The car was a slender arrow barely 24” wide, with a 100” wheelbase, powered by the rarest variant of Miller’s famous “91” engine, a 91 c.i. (1.5L) double overhead cam, water cooled in-line 8-cylinder engine, with an inter-cooled supercharger.  The car turned a 130 mph qualifying lap at Indianapolis speedway that year!

In 1928, two front drives were delivered to Boyle Valve racing team of Chicago and driven by Cliff Woodbury.  In the early summer of 1929, the car was almost destroyed in a horrific 6 car crash on the board tracks of Altoona, Pennsylvania.  The car was repaired and the Boyle team returned at the end of the ‘29 season to turn in a documented 180 mph pass at Daytona!  

The Project: 
To create a full-sized 3D replica of car #10 in the front-drive series from the original Miller/Goosen/Offenhauser plans, as it was last raced in 1929.  The actual car is in the beginning stages of restoration.  This 3D model has served as a pre-assembly for the restoration team, and has provided a unique solution for resolving many questions about the car’s construction.

The model was built and rendered in Modo  v12.2

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1928 Miller