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
* Membership in the Borg-Warner Society (the Museum’s most esteemed group of supporters)
* A vintage photo of your adopted car in Victory Lane
* Recognition signage with the car and on the Museum’s website
* Listing on the Adopt-A-Car donor wall in the Museum
* An “I adopted” magnet of the car
* A certificate of adoption
Adoptions are for a period of one year with the option to renew annually.