Lance Reventlow at the wheel of his Scarab during a 1958 Cal Club regional race at California’s Pomona Fairgrounds. After working for Indy greats Lujie Lesovsky and Emil Diedt, Remington was asked to join Reventlow’s Scarab operation, where he helped turn the cars into winning propositions.
Photo: Bob Tronolone
From hot rods on California’s dry lakes, to the Scarabs (both sports cars and Formula One), to the Cobras and Ford GT40s (Marks I, II and IV) all over the world, Phil Remington stood on the leading edge of racing technology for some seven decades until his peaceful passing from this life in early February. Most of that time he was actively pushing the proverbial envelope of progress, working hard to make sure everything functioned better and his cars ran faster so that he would be able to enjoy the successes born of his labors. Some seven years ago, our John Wright talked with Remington at Dan Gurney’s All American Racers headquarters, where they discussed the early days of his landmark career, and we present that interview again as a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man who graced us all with his presence and his talent.
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