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Mickey Thompson » DR-1101-MT-02

In August 1959 at Edwards Air Force Base, formerly hot rodding’s fabled Muroc Dry Lake, Mickey made shakedown passes in his Challenger 1.  Going airborne for over 60 feet after hitting a bump and spinning out at over 200 mph, he was shaken but unhurt. The acceleration and handling exceeded even Mickey’s expectations, with the tires and wheels withstanding tremendous forces.

In August 1959 at Edwards Air Force Base, formerly hot rodding’s fabled Muroc Dry Lake, Mickey made shakedown passes in his Challenger 1. Going airborne for over 60 feet after hitting a bump and spinning out at over 200 mph, he was shaken but unhurt. The acceleration and handling exceeded even Mickey’s expectations, with the tires and wheels withstanding tremendous forces.


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