Mickey Thompson: Fastest Man on Wheels
Mickey Thompson roared out of the hot rodding world of Southern California to become the "Fastest Man on Wheels," when his Pontiac powered Challenger One broke the 400 mph mark at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This didn't become an official record because of difficulties he encountered on a second run. The speed authorities require a second run and take the average for the record books. This promotional film captures the drama of his attempt.
GMs Parade of Progress -- Futurliners
Twelve Futurliners, along with 32 support vehicles, toured the country from coast to coast in the 1940s and 50s taking the message of a wonderful technological future to the hinterlands. Each Futurliner in this Parade of Progress displayed modern advances in science, and technology such as jet engines, stereophonic sound, microwave ovens, television, and many other modern marvels. WWII halted the Parade but it resumed after the War. Ironically, the audiences declined because of the competition from one of its featured displays -- television. The Parade ended permanently in 1956. S027
Bonneville's 200 MPH Club - Great Cars
Short video on 200 MPH Club at Bonneville Salt Flats. Twice a year, the deserted Bonneville Salt Flats are transformed into the Valhalla of speed where land speed racers battle it out to claim a record. There's no prize money just the glory of saying you beat the clock. These speed freaks bring everything from jet-powered monsters to old roadsters to see who can claim the bragging rights until next year. Our in car cameras, long lenses and roving crews capture the drama of the racers who've decided to shift their dreams into high gear. More at GreatCarsTV.com
Million Dollar Ferraris
Ferrari is the most fabled car maker in the world. It's one of the most iconic brands and while expensive new the most expensive Ferraris are those cars that have won races or earned a following because of their design or rarity. Some Ferraris can demand over one million dollars at auction or if they're sold privately.