Not really news in a ‘new’ kinda way, but we’re moving our website home page news feed to point everyone at this Bulletin so I guess it’s new to this….you get the picture….
The important bit is that we were super proud to be involved in the recreation of Phil Remington’s 1941 lakester. Unveiled at a special party honoring Phil, who was 90 this year, at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, the blue roadster is an exact recreation by Burton, Michigan’s Dan Webb. Webb hosted the party for 400 of Phil’s closest friends, including Dan Gurney, Stu Hilborn, and… er…us.
Built in 1941 and raced at the lakes from 1946-1948, the roadster consistently ran over 130 MPH running a 21 stud Ford flathead fed by two Stromberg 97 carburetors. As Dan Webb wanted this to be a perfect recreation of the beautiful lakester, he insisted on Genuine Stromberg 97s for the beautiful new motor, built by acknowledged Ford flathead expert (and Genuine Stromberg dealer) Mike Herman over at H & H Flatheads in La Crescenta, CA.
Congratulations to Phil Remington and Dan Webb for creating and recreating one of the all time greats from hot rodding’s past. We’re proud to be a small part of it. I reckon the pictures say more about the awesome quality of the car than I possible could, so just sit back and enjoy the show….