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.

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





Who killed Mickey Thompson?
Produced by Jonathan T. Lovitt





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.





Goldenrod Celebrates a Milestone
Fifty years ago California brothers Bill and Bob Summers set a new land speed record for a wheel-driven automobile – 409.277 miles per hour – with Goldenrod, a bullet of a car powered by four Chrysler Hemi V-8 engines producing 600 horsepower each. Goldenrod simultaneously represented cutting-edge design and a throwback to traditional automotive power.




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