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    That's a different engine. Looks a lot like an Offy, right?

    Fred Offenhauser worked for Harry Miller, and Miller went bankrupt in 1933. But the Offy was used for over 40 years to dominate American open-wheel racing, winning the Indy 500 an amazing 27 times.

    Matt
     
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    I loved the sound! The Doppler effect was spine tingling to me as a kid. ZZZZZZHHHHHHHUrrrrrrrrrr... :D

    I did not miss many Indy 500's. Dad was a fan and that's what hooked me on racing and sports cars. :)

    Saw most of them on live TV from 1967 to 1975. An amazing era.
     
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    Gosh that looks familiar, but I can't place it.

    I can't wait for a car maven to identify it!

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    Some sort of Lotus Elise/Exige highly customized.
     
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    is that it?
     
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    #8639 msdesignltd, Jun 10, 2021
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    Sorry, I forgot to mention..i found it quite interesting but I do not know myself..what it is..
    The spacing of rear lights resembles a corvette..
    The offset of rear track is phenomenal, imagine if that is all Dish!

    Hope someone can identify!!
     
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    I still want this one!

    I expect a Henry Ford, Chevrolet Bros, or other Ford-centric explanation.

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    Old age strikes again.....:( can't remember the name; multi-page story in Rodders Journal, begun in early '50's, I believe Strother McMinn designed it....damn!
    The car was lost in Santa Barbara fires a year or 2 ago....:(
     
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    All is not lost!!
    "This car was classified as “damaged” in the 2018 wildfire in California but according to an August 2020 article but Auto Blog.com, this automobile is going to be restored. The fire scored the body but enough of it remained that out of the owner’s 76 cars to be damaged by the fire, the Straight Edge is one of the only 5 that survived the blaze."

    https://www.autoblog.com/2020/04/14/norman-timbs-restoration-fire/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAL13PEeN6meeNom64J3WQzOWE6UpUcOdPRs0sXSFrqqlSbx9M3GgXWSS_q5Npn99ZxWb5pjdonkcX_AiGn9P_dfg7ppi4s2YTK93BFzJh_J9l-WYOV9k7O3NqVHAUmXfj8pDbrMU9SK8d8urjp8ZSUQs4wGpVuoCel9VjxtY9U-J
     
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    You guys are really burying the lede here.

    The Hooker 99 car was originally built on an Essex chassis.
    After an accident in 1925, the car went to Harry Miller's shop in Los Angeles and he replaced the Essex chassis with an old one he had lying around the shop.

    -SIDEBAR- by international historic motorsport convention, the chassis is the car.
    So if Matt has the chassis, Ted has the engine, and I have the axles and the body, Matt has the car.

    When the Hooker 99 car was brought in for restoration in the 2000's, the old Miller chassis was 'found'- it was identified as being a Miller chassis... one very particular chassis.
    All this despite the fact that in 1925 Miller's guys chopped a few inches out of the chassis in order to fit it to the remains of the Hooker 99 car.

    When they realized what they had at the restoration shop the decision was made to separate the chassis from the car and resurrect the original Miller that the chassis came from.

    Et voila; the H.C.S. Special, the Tommy Milton-piloted Miller 122, the 1923 Indianapolis 500 winner... was resurrected and brought back to life.

    https://www.conceptcarz.com/profile/13314,13562/1923-miller-122.aspx
     
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