This excerpt from an article (Nov 20 1916 Uniontown Herald) promoting the Thanksgiving opening of the Uniontown Boardtrack -USA Speedway- and driver Neil ‘Whirlwind’ Whalen makes mention that Neil is having a 165 hp racecar built for him for next season by Harry Miller of Los Angeles.
Paraphrasing some of the collected research I’ve read on this time period in Harry Miller history
‘between Aug 1916 and June 1917 Miller had built 4, 300 inch 4 cylinder engines : Ogren (Otto Henning, Delage Miller-Oldfield/Oldfield, Ogren/Jerry Mason and Pan American/Tom Alley.’
And two complete cars: Miller Spl - Golden Sub/Oldfield (debut Chicago 16 June 1917) and Miller Spl/ Andy Burt (Omaha July 1917).
I know newspaper talk is cheap but anyone have any info/thoughts on this ‘USA Spl’ supposedly being built for Whalen by Miller in Fall 1916?
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