1930 Boyle Indy Car

Valve Special Two-Man

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Ascot Racecourse,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 2 October 2010 at 3pm
This Boyle started life as an eight cylinder car in 1930 and was used by the Boyle team, owned by the gangster ‘Umbrella Mike’. It went from him to Lou Meyer who went on to play his part in the history of the Miiler/Offenhauser engine as half of Meyer-Drake. The car was then converted to a transverse sprung rear axle. It is thought Meyer was responsible for the current "special formula" spec of the car, incorporating a 4 cylinder 270 cubic inch Miller engine.
The Boyle is understood to have raced at Indianapolis four times; once as an eight cylinder car and three times as a four cylinder ‘special formula’ car driven by Cummings. The special formula was set up at the request of the Speedway, the regulations designed to return a type of car which was less expensive, less specialised and calculated to furnish experimental departments with more constant and tangible lessons of value in designing and building ev