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Brian Deegan – a yarn with a real American hero

Brian Deegan – a yarn with a real American hero

by John Rooth   First time I met Brian Deegan was years ago when Metal Mulisha was touring Australia. Despite being a lifetime bike rider I’d never seen one of their shows, had no idea who ‘Deegs’ was and was only interviewing him because a...

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The Legend; Passing Out At 371 MPH

The Legend; Passing Out At 371 MPH

The day came for Mickey’s fourth attempt at the land speed record. Fritz Voigt, a member of Mickey’s car building team, tells the story of how Mickey passed out at 371 MPH.

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Mickey Was Told He'd Never Walk Again, But Then He Did This

Mickey Was Told He'd Never Walk Again, But Then He Did This

Once Mickey conquered 406.6mph at Bonneville, he decided to race speedboats. Of course he had to design the speedboat first using a revolutionary idea. Mickey created a speedboat using one of the first hydroplane aerodynamic approaches which he believed would lift the boat out of the water more effectively than existing designs of the day. What he didn't know was that after one particular race, doctors would tell him he would never walk again.

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Danny Finishes The Race For His Father, Mickey Thompson

Danny Finishes The Race For His Father, Mickey Thompson

Racing legend and innovator, Mickey Thompson, left this world with some unfinished business. Mickey's son Danny has been working tirelessly to finish the race to bring racing glory to their family name.

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Mickey Thompson Introduces The World To Stadium Racing

Mickey Thompson Introduces The World To Stadium Racing

Mickey startled the off-road racing community by announcing that he would produce an off‑road race in a stadium. That’s exactly what he did at the Los Angeles Coliseum before 40,000 cheering spectators in 1979.

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