"Hot Rod" Magazine for October 1952

Summary

This October 1952 issue of Hot Rod illustrated the lightweight steel-tube frame underlying Tom Beatty's Belly-tank Lakester. Made from external fuel tanks of surplus WWII fighter planes, Lakesters were raced on dry lake beds. Beatty's car set a number of Lakester land speed records during the 1950s and early 1960s.

This October 1952 issue of Hot Rod illustrated the lightweight steel-tube frame underlying Tom Beatty's Belly-tank Lakester. Made from external fuel tanks of surplus WWII fighter planes, Lakesters were raced on dry lake beds. Beatty's car set a number of Lakester land speed records during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

October 1952

Subject Date

October 1952

Creators

Trend Incorporated 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Los Angeles 

Creator Notes

Published by Trend Incorporated, Los Angeles, California

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

87.12.16.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Howard B. Arber.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10.875 in

Width: 8.313 in

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