This is the Attempt 1 Land Speed Racer driven by Mickey Thompson. The car raced in the D and E streamliner classes at the slat flats. It also held standing and flying start records from 1/8th mile to one mile in length. At one time the car held 23 speed records. The two engines used were both Pontiac Tempest 4 cylinder engines. The Tempest 4 cylinder engine was a 389 that was cut in half. This left a slanted low profile 4 cylinder for the light weight Tempest.
I have displayed it with the body off to show the chassis detail of the build. The car was also raced as the Attempt 2 with a Pontiac V8 but was never successful with that combination.
Sam Resident member
Posts : 1720 Join date : 2013-02-23 Age : 53 Location : Back in Toledo, Oregon
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:09 am
LOVE this one !! What an F.E.D. this would make !!
Tumbler75 Intermediate Member
Posts : 876 Join date : 2013-02-25 Age : 45 Location : Memphis, TN
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:17 am
Stunning Buck. Great work my friend. Love seeing things like this. Nice display too.
Tom Louis New Member
Posts : 64 Join date : 2018-03-21 Age : 73 Location : St. Louis MO
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6:13 pm
I was a Mickey Thompson fan, I like this a lot! Cool idea with the two build display!
harron68 Advanced Member
Posts : 3585 Join date : 2013-02-28 Age : 69 Location : MIDWEST
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6:40 pm
Museum quality diorama! I give it four stars for the 4 banger!
RetiredMike Advanced Member
Posts : 3527 Join date : 2013-04-27 Age : 69 Location : Valparaiso, Indiana
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Fri 23 Mar 2018, 2:38 am
Looks great in the display. Very nice work.
Old Coyote Intermediate Member
Posts : 563 Join date : 2013-10-14 Age : 73 Location : High Point, North Carolina
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Fri 23 Mar 2018, 12:17 pm
Very nice builds sir ...... beautiful work.
KatsZenJammer Resident member
Posts : 2601 Join date : 2016-05-20 Age : 53 Location : Vancouver, BC
Subject: Re: The Attempt 1 Sat 24 Mar 2018, 5:18 pm
Beautiful build! Love the detailing and the auto show display dio.