We have all heard of Mickey Thompson, some of us know about the brand of tyres, others know about his achievements as an auto racer, builder and promoter.
A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson increasingly pursued land speed records in his late 20s and early 30s. He achieved international fame in 1960 when he became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, driving his Challenger 1 to a one-way top speed of 406.60 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats and surpassing John Cobb’s one-way world record mark of 402 mph.
Thompson then turned to racing, winning many track and dragster championships. In the 1960s he also entered cars at the Indianapolis 500.
Here is a fantastic opportunity to view Mickey Thompson’s original stadium racer at the 2018 Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo!
you will find his vehicle on the Garden City Tyres site located on the centre ring, 3-5 August, Toowoomba Showgrounds.