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Phil Weiand was inducted in 2006 into the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame alongside 14 others this year.
Phil drove his own car, a 32′ Ford Roadster, in the 1933 season at Muroc Dry Lake Racing Association events. His first run was in May where he posted a speed of 91.80 miles per hour. In a following event he made runs of 102 mph and then 109 mph. By the end of the season he hit 116 mph which was the fastest that day.
1942, Weiand’s 1940 Coupe with a Merc V-8, which was a daily driver, clocked in at 112 mph at a dry lakes run.
1946, the Weiand roadster, driven by Bud Van Mannen, hit a speed of 124.82 miles per hour. At that time it set the RTA record for roadsters. His 1927 track T roadster was powered by a 1942 Mercury V-8 developed for racing. Later it ran 131 mph on gas and 148 mph on alky.
Phil also sponsored Bruce Robinson and his flathead V-8 roadster which set a record at El Mirage when it ran 152.54 miles per hour.