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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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Bonneville - Great Cars
The Bonneville Salt Flats from the PBS series Great Cars. 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

Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car
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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.

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

Trevor Slaughter land speed record attempt, Weekend Today, 19 Jan 2013
To break Donald Campbell's long standing Australian Record of 403.10mph (648.73kph) and achieve the world record of over 458mph (737kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, Trevor's Land Speed Streamliner will be fitted with unique Mickey Thompson Bonneville LSR (Land Speed Record) Tyres.

Mickey Thompson Street Tires and Wheels
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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.

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The JCB Dieselmax Bonneville speed record. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA.

Craig Breedlove and Goodyear break the land speed record
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Burkland Streamliner 430+mph Worlds Record Holder
The Burkland Streamliner holds the World Record for the Fastest Vehicle using a Piston Engine.

Going 4WD - Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Road Report
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Barry Bryant car disintegrates Bonneville Speedway Colin E. Braley / RRA-MEDIA.COM
Driver Dies in Speed Week Accident--The Tom Thumb, #216 Coup, driven by Barry Bryant disintegrates as the vehicle rolls near the five-mile marker at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah August 9, 2009. Officials of the Bonneville Nationals report that Bryant, 46, from Anderson, California, died while being transported to a Salt Lake City area hospital. Bryant was traveling approximately 200 mph. at the time of the accident. Photo by Colin E. Braley/RRA-MEDIA.COM

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