Ride along on a record-setting run at Bonneville

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In August, Danny Thompson followed in his father Mickey’s footsteps, or tire tracks, by setting a speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Danny updated his father’s 50-year-old Challenger 2 and set an AA/FS record for piston-driven vehicles, averaging 448.757 mph, pretty impressive for a vehicle half-a-century old.

The video is provided by Holley Performance, and by MSD and Racepak.

The vast landscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats | Jim McCraw photo

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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