Project Description

Swamp Rat 16: the first RE car built by Connie Swingle, Tom Lemons and me after the prototype RE car, SR 14. This was a super car and was nearly destroyed when the wing collapsed at the Gatornationals in 1972. We won that race beating out Clayton Harris in the final. The car was famous for its “Fire burnouts” that Tom Lemons perfected. When retired, #16 was loaned to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame then located at Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven Florida. When this HOF closed we got the car back. It was recently loaned to Bristol Motor Speedway, but since has been moved to the Gilmore Museum in Michigan for a Drag Racing display. Swamp Rat 16 will return to the Drag Racing Museum in Ocala sometime in 2010.