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Danny Thompson shooting for New Record a Bonneville Salt Falts by California Kid
Started on: 08-07-2014 05:14 PM
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Last post by: htexans1 on 08-10-2014 12:04 PM
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Report this Post08-07-2014 05:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
This weekend Danny Thompson is looking to break record/s with Challenger 2. Danny has reworked his Fathers Challenger for the latest attempt.

http://www.cnn.com/interact...-thompson/?hpt=hp_c2

If successful, this will be the fastest piston driven car to ever race at Bonneville, I'm pulling the for guy, hope it makes it !!!
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Report this Post08-07-2014 08:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
HOT ROD has had two articles recently on the rebuilding of Challenger.
I hope he sets a record!
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Report this Post08-07-2014 09:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That was a great article, thanks for the post.As a kid in the late 60s me and my brother built model cars and the Micky Thompson funny car was my favorite.Go Danny!
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Report this Post08-08-2014 12:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for mountainmanSend a Private Message to mountainmanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm so bummed. Was going to leave in early am tomorrow for the racing on Sat and Sun. But it rained yesterday so no racing till Sunday. Wont leave me enough time to get home for some commitments.

Really wanted to see Thompsons car.

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Report this Post08-08-2014 09:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I can only imagine what it's like to travel at those speeds and to be honest, have no desire for such a stunt. Not sure what it'll prove but, based on the clip and reading the article, it's his dream. All I'll say is, Go for it. If that makes ya happy.

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Originally posted by blackrams:

I can only imagine what it's like to travel at those speeds and to be honest, have no desire for such a stunt. Not sure what it'll prove but, based on the clip and reading the article, it's his dream. All I'll say is, Go for it. If that makes ya happy.


As Micky Thompson's son, he is following in his father's footsteps.

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Report this Post08-08-2014 10:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As in take your foot and step on the gas!
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Report this Post08-08-2014 10:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TXGOODClick Here to visit TXGOOD's HomePageSend a Private Message to TXGOODEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would assume the Salt Flats still have plenty of room.
I know for years they have been talking about the usable surface shrinking.
My dad and I were there back in the 80`s when you could still just drive out there by yourself.
I remember up to about 70 it was kind of bumpy but then just started smoothing out the faster you went.
I don`t think we even got up to 100.
We were in an 80`s Cadillac which was kind of a dog.

edit: I didn`t realize but I just read where they are still open to the public and you can drive on them.

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Report this Post08-09-2014 11:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for California KidSend a Private Message to California KidEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Adding a website that is posting regular updates to subject event at Bonneville:

http://forum.competitionplu...owthread.php?t=10953

Great 2 page thread so far, with nice large pictures/video's of progress being made.

Official Danny Thompson web page will all the latest updates:

http://thompsonlsr.com/about/

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Report this Post08-09-2014 11:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the post C Kid,amazing story and history on this record challenge.Definitely going to watch.Is this going to be on any live channel?
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Originally posted by davylong86:

Thanks for the post C Kid,amazing story and history on this record challenge.Definitely going to watch.Is this going to be on any live channel?


Very rarely (if ever) will you see any live broadcast from the Bonneville Salt Flats, because it's a really remote place. Of course you could beam up to satellite, but it's a pretty much long drawn out event. If he breaks the Record, you'll be sure to see lot of Stations, News Channels, and Youtube, posting video of the run.
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Report this Post08-10-2014 08:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for davylong86Send a Private Message to davylong86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yea that's what I thought,was hoping speed channel or motor trend might pick up on this story being micky is a legendary figure in auto history.Thank goodness for youtube.
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Report this Post08-10-2014 12:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for htexans1Click Here to Email htexans1Send a Private Message to htexans1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is only 3 real places one needs to go:

1) Sturgis
2) Oshkosh, WI

and

3) Bonneville

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