Mickey Thompson: The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in His Own Words

Mickey Thompson: The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in His Own Words

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Four decades after his tragic death, Mickey Thompson’s name and accomplishments remain legendary among motorsports and automotive enthusiasts. Thompson did it all on four wheels: land-speed racing, drag racing, off-road, NASCAR, Indianapolis…anything involving speed. Armed with a restless mind and a keen business sense, Thompson moved from success to success.

In the early 1970s, motorsports writer (and former drag racer) Tom Madigan and Thompson embarked on a project to write the latter’s autobiography. After two years, extensive interviews, and a near-finished manuscript the whole enterprise fell apart for a number of reasons. Type-written sheets, neatly stacked, were boxed, stored, and mostly forgotten.

Mickey Thompson: The Lost Story of the Original Speed King in His Own Words is that never-published work—an amazing biographical artifact from what many consider the golden age of automotive racing.
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ISBN: 9780760365991

Published Date: January 1, 2020

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

Page Count: 240

Size: 10.50" l x 9.00" w x 1.00