Ford-Miller Special Race Car at the 1935 Indianapolis 500 Race

Summary

Race car builder Harry Miller and entrepreneur Preston Tucker convinced Ford Motor Company to sponsor ten Miller-designed cars at the 1935 Indianapolis 500. The front-wheel drive racers used Ford V-8 engines under their streamlined bodies. Unfortunately, Miller did not have enough time to thoroughly test the cars and mechanical problems prevented all of them from finishing the race.

Race car builder Harry Miller and entrepreneur Preston Tucker convinced Ford Motor Company to sponsor ten Miller-designed cars at the 1935 Indianapolis 500. The front-wheel drive racers used Ford V-8 engines under their streamlined bodies. Unfortunately, Miller did not have enough time to thoroughly test the cars and mechanical problems prevented all of them from finishing the race.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in pencil on the back of the image: 1935 Miller-Ford V-8 Front / Drive "Indianapolis 500" Racer / 80% Ford components- 10 buillt- none finished / 1935 race-- all suffered steering shaft seizure / in hot bushing where attached to engine block /

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