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Fuel Drop Tank Lakester Racer

The Polson Lakester Racer is a race car originally built for the Bonneville Salt Flats for sheer get-up-and-go speed. Made from a fuel drop tank off an aircraft and a Mercury engine the Lakester is affectionately named “White Lightning.”

Hear how Gil designed and built this open-wheel people mover.

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