This engine was built by Meyer & Drake for the AAA Championship Trail in mind. It was based on a 91-cubic inch Offenhauser midget engine stroked to 106c.i. Placed in a special chassis built just for the engine, it was basically a midget frame stretched two-feet to meet championship specifications.
Because the car and engine combination was much lighter than most of the cars on the championship trail it proved to be very competitive. After a few races spent sorting the car out, victories were recorded by Tony Bettenhausen at DuQuoin and Detroit.
The other owners on the circuit quickly raised objections, charging Meyer & Drake with what amounted to insider trading. Owning a car with a one-off power-plant, while selling customers the standard 270c.i. engines and then beating them, did not sit well.
Meyer & Drake wasted no time selling the car to Murrell Bellanger, who then replaced the supercharged Offy with a normally aspirated engine from Meyer & Drake.