1928 Winner 


Driven by: Louis Meyer

This is an outstanding example of the artistic workmanship created within the shops of legendary car builder Harry Miller. Louis Meyer, destined to become the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, was a virtually unknown 23-year-old when he captured the 1928 race with this classic rear-drive 91-cubic-inch Miller. Although he’d served as a relief driver for fourth place–finishing “rookie” Wilbur Shaw the year before, Meyer had never before started in a “500.” Having learned during practice that driver/entrant Phil Shafer had this car up for sale, he convinced a wealthy friend, Alden Sampson III, that they should take it over. They did so, and Louis won the race, taking the lead only 19 laps from the end.

Adoption cost: $2,000

Adoption benefits:

* A vintage photo of your adopted car

* Recognition signage with the car and on the Museum’s website

* A certificate of adoption

Adoptions are for a period of one year with the option to renew annually.