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Phil Remington passes at 92


JeffJ

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Phil Remington was another of the greats in Shelby's history. He was a great engineer, fabricator, designer, and all around Hot Rodder. He was also the guy the helped Shelby put the Ford 260 into the Sunbeam Alpine to create the Tiger. Phil passed in his sleep last night. I'm sure that he and Shelby are hanging together right now. I had the great honor to meet Phil a couple of times. He was a very kind soul that I can tell always had a great time at Shelby. God Speed Mr. Remington.

 

Here's a couple great links on Phil Remington's story:

 

http://www.hemmings...._feature11.html

 

http://allamericanra...phil-remington/

 

http://www.ahrf.com/...phil-remington/

 

SHELBY AMERICAN STATEMENT:

We were saddened to learn of Phil Remington’s passing on Feb. 8, 2013. He will reign among the greatest of heroes for everyone who loves speed.

 

It is impossible to overstate Phil’s contribution to Shelby American. A master with the wrench, he combined the uncanny ability to fabricate anything, manage a team of craftsmen mechanics and build fast, powerful cars.

 

With his contributions, Shelby American achieved stellar success on and off the track with such memorable cars as the Cobra, GT350 and the Ford GT40. We will keep the Remington family in our prayers while feeling fortunate that he had such an impact on all of our lives.

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Phil Remington was such an integral part of building Shelby American into what it became that I shudder to think how things may have ended up without him.

 

Thoughts are with the Remington family today.

 

Steve

 

Agreed. RIP Phil.

 

 

Jer

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Phil might have been one of the MOST responsible for winning Le Mans. The Ford GT's were faster but were using brakes much faster also. Phil devised a way to replace the front pads in about one minute. This allowed the Fords to continue their speed AND braking over the 24 hour period. Phil was still working with Dan Gurney until he died. Dan and Phil were doing a lot of classified government work including working on drones. The world has lost a great designer, thinker, and innovator.

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