It's a Harry Miller Monday and today we're featuring a rare bird-the 1949 #77 Norm Olson Special-Offy. This car first appeared at the #1948 Indy 500 and DNQ-ed. In #1949 the Norm Olson Special-Offy qualified 15th and finished 15th with Duke Dinsmore driving. In #1950 the car qualified 30th and finished 23rd with Jackie Holmes at the wheel. Then the car disappeared and was found in
the early 1960's in a Jamaican scrapyard owned by an alligator wrangler and purchased for about $100. Then the car was sent to England and restored for later use in historic events such as the Goodwood Festival. Today the Norm Olson Special is owned by Sam Mann of New Jersey. There are rumors that the car was originally built on a former Maserati Grand Prix chassis but I’m unable to confirm that. Images were shot at the #2017 Millers at Milwaukee event-a must see event for any fan of vintage racing.