Mickey Thompson 69 Mustang Funny Car

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

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Ford's Drag Team 69 Mustangs 428SCJ & 427SOHC
Ford's Drag Team of the 60's has 69 Mustangs with a 428SCJ and 427SOHC awesome vintage drag race footage.





Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrirer
Thompson's life in the fast lane provides ample material for the filmmakers. From the drag strips, to desert racing to land speed record challenges, to car building, designing and race promotion Thompson earned his place as a certified automotive icon. He started calling himself the Fastest American on Wheels in 1958 after setting a record of 194 miles per hour. His goal was to break the world record of 394.2 miles per hour set in 1947. He began to build a world land speed record car -- the Challenger 1. Thompson took his new car out to the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 6, 1959 and piloted it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 miles per hour. He also set a world speed record in A/BFS Class that remained unbeaten until1990 when Al Teague broke it at 389.372 miles per hour in his streamliner. In 1960, Thompson returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a modified Challenger 1 for another record attempt. Its four 410 cubic-inch engines secured his title when he set a new American record at 330.51 miles per hour. He bested the world speed with a run at 407 miles per hour (which was faster than any man had drive a car before) but crashed before he could make a second run and thus secure the official record. The Challenger 1 had its last record run two year later on July 24, 1962. The poor conditions of the salt flats halted the first attempt because he couldnt get any traction as the car bounced on the salt bed. He found a smoother part of the Flats for another run and turned in a speed of 357 mph. But he announced that the Challengers days on the Salt Flats were over. Source: www.greatcarstv.com S003





Mickey Thompson on a 20 x 15
We're mounting a Mickey Thompson 29X18.00R20LT Sportsman S/R on a 20 x 15 Boyd Coddington Junkyard Dog.





Fastest Street Car – MT 275 Radial vs 28x10.5 Slick
Testing Mickey Thompson's 275 Radial Pro versus ET Drag 28x10.5 stiff sidewall slicks on Derek Putnam's 1970 Chevy Nova. Chassis specs include 3,830lb curbweight with driver, stock-style suspension, and TH400 transmission with 2.10 First gear. For the full story check out Fastest Street Car magazine! Music: Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name




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