Thu Sep 26 2013 15:20:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Racing is full of unfinished business. For Mickey Thompson, the famed driver and innovator, it was breaking the piston driven world land speed record. He came achingly close in 1960 with the Challenger I, but broke down on the return run. He struck back in 1968 with the Challenger II, but was foiled by a rainstorm which turned the track at the Bonneville Salt Flats into a lake. After his retirement from racing in 1988, he partnered with his son Danny Thompson, a racer in his own right, to make another attempt. Their collaboration was tragically cut short when Mickey and his wife were murdered.
On the 50th anniversary of his father's original 406mph run, Danny removed the Challenger II from storage and brought it to his Huntington Beach shop. Untouched for almost forty-five years, he began the extensive process or restoring, retrofitting, and updating the vehicle. Danny wants to lay his father's business to rest. For him, that means taking the Challenger II, a vehicle that hasn't run since 1968, to the salt flats at Bonneville and going at least 450mph. That's what it will take to break the piston driven world land speed record.
Fri Nov 30 2012 17:35:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
USA Route 66 Cross Country Road Trip. This Timelapse / Drivelapse video shows my road trip down the entire length of Route 66 (The Mother Road) from Chicago to Los Angeles in August 2012. When given an option for which time era of the road to travel we picked the oldest parts of Route 66 (pre-1937, pre-1928 etc).
If you are interested in seeing the extended version (Duration: 5:14) or the uncut, full-length version (Duration: 51:40) click here for download links:
"Route 66" by the band "Route 66"
DeFrees Productions Website:
Thu Nov 22 2012 02:28:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Volvo hybrid truck, Mean Green, established new world speed records on April 27 at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA.
Fri Nov 09 2012 02:34:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Weld's wheel line up is a direct bolt on wheel targeted to hold up to the abuse of modern full size heavy duty trucks and trailers, all made in the USA.
Mon Sep 17 2012 01:28:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The truck that started it all: The Little Red Wagon debuted in the mid 1960s with a non-stop show of wheel stands down the quarter mile. Every school boy at that time built the model kit or raced the slot car (ahem, truck).
Mon Sep 17 2012 01:29:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
From Mercury Records, 1957's "500 Miles To Glory" captures the sounds of the Indy 500 including interviews of drivers and crew. And what great cover art!
Tue Aug 28 2012 14:45:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A new take on the monster truck theme. Wire wheels totally make this rig into something special. Anyone know the builder?
Tue Aug 28 2012 14:49:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Miss Dolly and Miss Kandy in front of the fire truck donated to us for the show. The owners put a sign on the truck saying, "Pinup Patriettes, girls so hot...we keep a fire truck on stand by."