Marvelous Mechanical Designs of Harry A. Miller

Marvelous Mechanical Designs of Harry A. Miller

by Gordon Eliot White


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Harry A. Miller designed racing cars that were among the finest of the golden age of American auto racing for nearly two decades. What are less well known are Miller's passenger cars, and boat and aircraft engine designs, some of them extremely successful, some of them bizarre. This book portrays Miller's racing cars of the glorious roaring twenties along with his speedboat and aircraft engines - even his design for a high-speed combat vehicle engine. Seen are his advanced Miller-Fords of 1935 and the radical Gulf-Miller cars of 1938-1941. An exciting collection of photos of the work of one of America's mechanical geniuses, along with commentary on Miller's work by highly regarded auto racing historian Gordon Eliot White.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583881231
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
Publication date: 08/15/2004
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 10.37(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Harry Miller: An Artist in Metal6
Chapter 2Racing Cars18
Chapter 3Racing Engines32
Chapter 4Racing Boats42
Chapter 5Passenger Cars58
Chapter 6Land Speed Record Cars69
Chapter 7Later Racing Engines, 1930-193378
Chapter 8Experiments that Failed88
Chapter 9Miller-Fords101
Chapter 10The Gulf Millers, the "Cars from Mars"108
Chapter 11Lsr, L-510, Christie Combat Car, Miller Midget118

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