Youngsters that remembered the car from that era told Mike and PeeWee that
the car looked like a silver bullet or maybe shaped like a military fighter plane. The original BeerSter, they recalled, was
all engine, with special updraft carburetors, bright exhausts and intake manifolds. Some remember that the original engine
was a Hallsted and or a Frontinac or something, but it was big!
None that had seen or worked on the BeerSter in the past could give exact
evidence of the running gear.
The imaginative rusting equipment found and made part of the BeerSter were the
entire front axle assembly, the 1936 Buick grill (highly modified), the engine, and all four of the 20” 1929 Oldsmobile
Unfortunately, a bona fide rusting BeerSter frame and body with panels could
not be found.
During the re-invention, much attention to detail was preserved by Mike Larkin
(Old Yellar#1 Fame) on the rolling frame, body and interior selections.
The remarkable construction of its Buick engine, with all of its pre-war
hardware and billet specialty items, was handcrafted by the Industrialist and Car Collector Milton “PeeWee” Thomas.
As the BeerSter neared the finish line of construction, it came alive with
memories of the past and with more promise for the future. Its flowing lines with artistic license, the sparkling precision
of the power plant, and the gem-like quality of the intake and exhaust manifolds will give pleasure to many of BeerSter enthusiasts
now and in the future.
While at the shows or other events, Mike or PeeWee will be glad to answer
any questions about this remarkable creation.
Our motto and embedded logo is “Straight 8 powered BS” and we
are very eager to spread as much V8-powered BS as we can.