Thursday, January 12, 2012
Mickey Thompson was the Real Deal - not just a name on some valve covers
wow - this guy was the real deal....
most hot rod guys know his name from the after market products you see out there with the classic M/T on there.....
but did you know that he was the first American to break the 400 MPH mark in 1960?
He changed the way drag race cars were set up - coming up with the slingshot design.
And brought rear engine racing to Indy 500.
In 1968 he redesigned the funny car for drag racing and it wound up winning the NHRA nationals in 1969.
Those of us in the hot rod scene may know his name.....but we should respect it even more.
If you wanna see some vintage footage click above - OR
come to the pre party at the 29th Annual Rod and Custom show - come ot the back hall and we will be showing vintage racing, and old hot rod footage all weekend long on the big screen.