Reventlow Scarab Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Lawrence "Lance" Graf von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow, was the only child of the heiress to the Woolworth fortune and Count Kurt von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow. Money was not an issue. At age 12, Lance was introduced to the world of Grand Prix motor racing as a teenager, Reventlow's money afforded him the latest in exotic cars that led to his involvement in motor racing. In Hollywood, he became friends with fellow auto enthusiast James Dean and competed in club events around California. Reventlow began his career, initially with a Mercedes before moving to an 1100cc Cooper, then he went to Europe to buy a Maserati which he crashed heavily at Snetterton but escaped unhurt. He also briefly drove a Cooper Formula 2 car, before returning to the United States. Reventlow then set up his own company in Venice, California, to construct Chevrolet-powered race cars he named Scarab with Phil Remington as chief engineer. Along with hired driver Chuck Daigh, the two were initially successful in racing. They won the majority of major sportscar events they entered. Daigh drove a Scarab to victory in the 1958 Riverside International Grand Prix in California beating a field of international race car teams, including the world famous race car driver Phil Hill and the Ferrari Team. Carroll Shelby drove a Scarab to first place at Continental Divide Raceways in Castle Rock in Douglas County, Colorado, where he broke a course record.