Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Historic State Fair Racetrack

There's a lot more history to the State Fair racetrack than most people know.

In addition to being our next Mencken (or Twain), Iowahawk is an aficiando of fine, fast, engine-driven machinery, and devotes a lot of blogspace to the Miller engine folks here.

Lots of REALLY cool pix at that link. Here's the short history:

Miller was a Milwaukee race-engine builder, and was damn good at it.

Oh, there's more: after Miller went BK in 1933, one of his employees bought a bunch of tools, dies, and equipment and started his own race-engine building business.

His name was Offenhauser.

Damn. That track should be preserved if only for those names!

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