Mickey Thompson is a recognized name in the automotive aftermarket, and their parts have been featured on some of the fastest race cars all over the world. In fact, the Thompson’s own speed challenge cars have set numerous records at Bonneville, and continue to do so with each passing year. Now Mickey’s son, Danny plans to exceed the current record of 417.020 mph with Challenger 2.5. Get the T-shirt that commemorates this historic event.
Mickey Thompson Commemorative T-Shirt
August 16, 2012 – Danny Thompson now offers commemorative T-shirts with proceeds benefiting the historic Challenger 2.5 land speed record project. Within the next year, Thompson will attempt to exceed the existing internal combustion wheel-driven land speed of 417.020 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Now, individuals and organizations have the opportunity to make a measurable contribution to the project by purchasing attractive commemorative T-shirts for just $19.99 each by visiting the Mickey Thompson Store.
“A lot of people have approached us about options to make a contribution to the project, and many others have requested commemorative apparel,” stated Danny Thompson of Thompson LSR. “With that input, we moved forward with plans to offer a variety of T-shirt designs as well as commemorative Challenger 2.5 stickers. All net proceeds will be donated to the land speed record project.”
Progress on the Challenger 2.5 streamliner has been extensive. Thompson is working collaboratively with renowned fabricator Steve Davis to complete the project. A steering system for the all-wheel drive twin-engine streamliner and final machining and assembly is in progress. Thompson is producing hand-cut engine plates and upgraded the cockpit with a Racepak setup. Air tanks, steering wheel mounted air shifters, and a fire extinguisher system have been added.
Two 500 cubic-inch Brad Anderson Engineering (BAE) aluminum engines will be added soon along with four sets of billet aluminum BAE racing heads and Mickey Thompson Bonneville LSR tires. The old paint has been stripped to bare metal and the tail section and parachutes have been re-designed to be compliant with sanctioning rules. Thompson is working with designer Chip Foose to complete the exterior including custom paint by Foose.