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    Pretty Fast

    And looking to go a bunch faster.

    https://www.foxnews.com/auto/1000-mp...record-501-mph
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    Gone are the days when Mickey Thompson thrilled us Hot Rod Magazine readers by coming that close to a 400 mph+ record with his four-Pontiac-V8 streamliner...I miss those days......Ben
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    Holy $hit, Batman! That is amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Gone are the days when Mickey Thompson thrilled us Hot Rod Magazine readers by coming that close to a 400 mph+ record with his four-Pontiac-V8 streamliner...I miss those days......Ben
    Yeah, Ben! So do I. I saw some new drag racing record a few days ago and thought I posted it here, but I guess I didn't post.
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    Look to be no more than a jet that won't fly. I imagine the big challenge with that ride is to keep it down.
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    Thompson took on every streamliner class there was, sometimes putting different size engines in the same chassis just to qualify for a different class...His choice was always Pontiac, and not always V-8's...He built for one of the smaller classes with a Pontiac "Iron Duke," the little 151 CI four-cylinder...He built for two classes with that same engine, one naturally aspirated, and one supercharged...I remember him also cutting an Iron Duke in half, running on two cylinders with a GMC 2-71 blower...He also made several attempts at Indy, and founded SCORE for off road racing...I understand the murder of his wife and himself was finally solved several years ago......Ben
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