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Mickey Thompson and Pontiac


Mickey Thompson was the fastest American driver, ever, but Cobb?s record eluded him.

Bolting superchargers onto all four Pontiacs seemed like the formula to put the car past the magic number. Returning in 1960,

Thompson pushed the improved and more brutal Challenger I to aone-way pass of 406.6 mph. Suffering a breakage on the return

pass, the record couldn?t be certified as official, but MT hadproven the capabilities of himself and his team.

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I love the photo .  The wagon is sweet....  

I though of him as I mounted 2 tires with his name on then Tuesday .   He been gone 30 years and we still remember 

 

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Yes, his legend lives on.

The tires ride very smoothly.

He would be proud.

Got a set last year.

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Oh crap, I forgot to photoshop out the tail pipe biggrin



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I have always admired and greatly respected this amazing racing pioneer. Everyone should learn about him and know his story. Very few could even match his amazing accomplishments. Mickey had a very sad death but a stellar life. 



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