Drag Racing 1/4 Mile times 0-60 Dyno Fast Cars Muscle Cars

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.


 


More Videos...


Carroll Shelby Goes Racing
Ford provided Carroll Shelby with an engine for his start up sports car company and AC supplied the bodies. Shelby hired a bunch of hot rod builders in California and they created the Cobra. Soon Ford turned to Shelby to beef up the Mustang and turn it into a Corvette beater. The GT 350 was born. But there was more. Henry Ford II had tried to buy Ferrari and was spurned. Not one who was used to losing he decided to beat Enzo Ferrari on the track. After Ford's first forays stalled they turned to Shelby to beef up the GT 40s and take on Ferrari. Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney put the cars through their paces. CO30





Chevrolet 1966 Intro with Lorne Greene
Chevrolet hired Bonanza star Lorne Greene to host the automaker's announcement film for 1966. The film shows stunt drivers from Chitwoods Thrill team taking the cars through their paces. Also behind the scenes of a dramatic commercial and the introduction of a new V8 engine. This film was produced by the Jam Handy Company in Detroit. Written by Bob Wicks and animation by Dick Petrovitch who later went on to win an Academy Award for "Crunchbird."





Experimental Corvette -- SS
General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov, to help them inject some performance into their brands. Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track. He organized a team to build the SS or "Experimental Corvette" and took it to Sebring.





Hemi Under Glass Last Ride
After 39 years at the wheel of one of the most famous and unusual cars in drag racing, the Hemi Under Glass, Bob Riggle decided to hang it up. We were there to capture the last runs of this iconic car and the driver who thrilled crowds at drag strips all over the country.





Fastest Radial Tire Car Passes Lights Out V Video Coverage
Fastest Radial Tire Passes Lights Out V Coverage





History of Mickey Thompson
History of Mickey Thompson (Narrated by Danny Thompson)





Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its own stage. Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult - a work of art however... that'd be just fine.





Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car
Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car with a blown nitro 427SOHC vintage Drag Race





These Are The Worst Fords In History. Sorry Henry -- AFTER/DRIVE
Everyone's been celebrating Henry Ford's 150th birthday by talking about the successes of the company he founded. What about the, well not so much. With Leo Parente, whose stories of working for Ford during the 1970s are worth the price of admission. http://www.slashdrive.tv http://www.facebook.com/drivetv http://www.drive.jalopnik.com





Mickey Thompson's Challenger Comeback Version 2.5
Built in 1968, then in storage for more than 40 years. This land speed racer went 400 mph+ in 1968 testing with only 1800 hp. It'll have 4000-5000 for this year at Bonneville Speed Week! Rebuilt by Mickey's son, Danny Thompson, this is a great story of perseverance and a father and son project.





John Cobb and E.T. Eyston Racing at the Salt Flats
Film from Collection A0185 Joseph Howard McGibbeny Audio Visual Collection. This film is titled "the Mormon Meteor does it's thing." The problem is there is no Mormon Meteor in this film. This instead looks to be John R. Cobb and Capt. George E.T. Eyston Racing their cars, the Railton and Thunderbolt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This item is protected by copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the Moving Image & Sound Archivist by email at justin.riley@utah.edu or by phone at 801-585-3073.





1988 Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship
Highlights from different events of the Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship Grand Prix series in 1988.





The garage of the Sultan of Brunei
Read more on http://luxedb.com about luxury and life style





1963 Pontiac Catalina Mickey Thompson Swiss Cheese Car
St. Charles, IL Auction - St. Charles, IL Oct. 3-5 2008 - The first of 14 swiss cheese super duty's produced - Assembly date was January 9th, 1963 at the Pontiac, MI. assembly plant - 421 CID engine was rated at 405 HP at 5,600rpm - Blueprinted & prepped: 500 HP at 6,000 rpm - Lightweight aluminum components - The perimeter frame had approximately 120 holes punched in the side sections & the side of the box section was removed, hence the "Swiss Cheese" - Plexiglas windows were also available - Factory shipping weight was 3,308 lbs. (dry) without Plexiglas installed - Borg Warner heavy duty T-85 3-speed transmission (2.10 low gear) - 4.30 Positraction - Full frame-off restoration in 1990/1991





Supercar Hits 714mph
Subscribe for more car footage here: http://bit.ly/U9XDKc Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph (1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997. Where else to find Diagonal View... FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://ow.ly/3FM14 or LIKE us on Facebook: http://ow.ly/3FLUg check out some of Diagonal's more intense video's including high speed chases and a Spectacular 100mph train crash.. in this new playlist @ http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...




Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?





Similar 1/4 mile timeslips to browse:

1968 Pontiac Le Mans : 8.980 @ 153.295
SPIKE, Engine: 489 BBC, Tires: PHOENIX 10.5 SLICKS


1969 Pontiac Le Mans GTO Clone: 9.810 @ 137.000
Darin, Engine: 455 Pontiac, Supercharger: no Turbos: no Tires: 30


1972 Pontiac Le Mans : 10.183 @ 144.950
Mark Elliott, Engine: 473 ci, Supercharger: Procharger D3M Tires: Et. Streets


1969 Pontiac Le Mans : 10.790 @ 126.210
Darin, Engine: 455 Pontiac, Supercharger: no Turbos: no Tires: 28


1972 Pontiac Le Mans : 11.660 @ 115.000
raul resto, Engine: 455+.30, Turbos: n/a Tires: m/t


1970 Pontiac Le Mans convertible: 11.891 @ 112.600
Patrice, Engine: 455H.O. 9 to 1 compression ratio, Supercharger: no Turbos: no Tires: 27x10


1971 Pontiac Le Mans Sport: 12.080 @ 109.870
Bill, Engine: 462 Pontiac, Tires: BFG Touring T/A


1969 Pontiac Le Mans : 12.200 @ 110.000
TheJudge, Engine: Olds 455,


1969 Pontiac Le Mans : 13.290 @ 102.000
TheJudge, Engine: 461 olds,


2009 BMW 530d xd 302HP: 13.523 @ 109.360
Taotwo, Engine: stock, Supercharger: stock Turbos: stock Tires: stock


1991 Mercury Tracer LTS: 13.570 @ 102.000
Darren deRoos, Engine: Mazda 2.5L KL-ZE V6, Tires: M/T E/T drags 22x8x15


2009 BMW 530d xd 282 HP: 13.978 @ 101.450
Taotwo, Engine: stock, Supercharger: stock Turbos: stock Tires: stock


1976 Pontiac Le Mans : 14.012 @ 97.300
ScoTT David Wilson, Engine: 1976 350 Chev 2 bolt, Tires: BF 205/75/14 and Hoosier 245/60/15


2009 BMW 530d xd: 14.157 @ 100.370
Taotwo, Engine: stock, Supercharger: stock Turbos: stock Tires: stock


2009 BMW 530d xd 235 HP: 14.687 @ 97.300
Taotwo, Engine: stock, Supercharger: stock Turbos: stock Tires: stock


 


©2014 DragTimes - Disclaimer