More from Mickey Thompson…

More from Mickey Thompson…

Great interview with Mickey from a Los Angeles TV show in 1962, where he tells more about his record speed of over 400 mph at Bonneville in 1960… continue reading »

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On The Road…

On The Road…

Well fellas… I’m on the road to Missouri and headed out to the 2018 HAMB Drag Nats. Given that, I don’t have much time for content today but… continue reading »

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The Thompsons: Father (and now Son) Bonneville Legends.

The Thompsons: Father (and now Son) Bonneville Legends.

Mickey and his son Danny Thompson are now father and son in a very rare group of Bonneville legends: The 400 mph club. If you haven’t kept up… continue reading »

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The Helmuth Brother’s Coupe

The Helmuth Brother’s Coupe

John Helmuth is a partner in crime of sorts. The obvious rationale behind that thought is simple – John shoots a lot of cars for The Jalopy Journal…. continue reading »

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Stay Golden, Goulden T

Stay Golden, Goulden T

Some of you may be thinking this is slowly but surely turning into a column dedicated to hot rods of the Model T variety. That’s not my intention…. continue reading »

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The REAL Birth of Hot Rodding?

The REAL Birth of Hot Rodding?

I had a little time to kill in Detroit yesterday, and one place in the Motor City that I had never been was the original Ford Piquette Ave…. continue reading »

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The Bob K Memorial Auction

The Bob K Memorial Auction

So Ryno had this idea… Essentially, he panel painted a mannequin torso, had Todd Jones stripe and letter it, and now we are gonna auction it off with… continue reading »

The 60th anniversary of the Squarebird!

The 60th anniversary of the Squarebird!

In my humble opinion, 1958 was a mixed bag for American car designs- There were some definite hits that year, but plenty of other head-scratchers, as all the Detroit… continue reading »

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