About The Team

Clay Miller
Mark Miller
Blake Garrison
Mark Miller - US Navigator & Driver Clay Miller Leaving for New York!
International Navigator Blake Garrison & Driver Clay Miller

Miller Garrison Racing was born a few years ago when Clay Miller bought a 35 Ford Phaeton that had run a few times in the Great Race. Clay took it home to Kentucky, went through it mechanically and then performed the requisite facelift. Car 54 is now a veteran of 3 annual Hemmings VCRA events and Coker Challenges.

The Garrison half of the team name is Clay’s grandson Blake Garrison, now a sophomore at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Blake’s sharp analytical mind is well suited to the skills required for navigating, which he has done in all but one of the above noted events.

The team has built a 1932 - 3 window Ford coupe with a 48 Ford flat head engine, the body is all steel. There have been some modifications, an extra 15 gallon gas tank, an alternate fuel pump, an air compressor with 2 gallon storage tank, for the untimely flat tire, and dual isolated batteries in case of battery or alternator failure. An overdrive has also been added to assist with mountains and deserts. The team is looking forward to a good, dependable, comfy ride, for this very long journey.

For the 2011 World Race adventure the team will be pulling in a few other family members: Clay’s son Mark Miller will navigate the US leg from New York to San Francisco, Blake will pick up navigation duties from Beijing to Moscow, where he will turn over the job to Clay’s wife, April.

All the team members will reunite at the finish line in Paris.

Clay Miller & Blake Garrison crossing the finish line at a Hemmings Rally.
Blake & Clay doing the Coker Rally in a borrowed car.

April Truitt
Mark Miller

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History

Clay Miller has spent virtually his entire life in the lock and security industry, with his father, grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins and kids all involved in one part or another of the industry.

Formerly President of lock maker Sargent & Greenleaf, Clay was seeking a new challenge in 1981 when he bought Lockmasters, a small trade school focused on teaching those interested how to open and service combination locks and safes.

Over the years the business has grown substantially in technical, physical and covert security training and now has two locations, Lockmasters Security Institute in Nicholasville, Kentucky and LSI-TOSS- Tactical Operations Support Services in Woodbridge, Virginia.

LSI is one of the Team SPONSORS.

Car 54
The Team
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