Marion Lee "Mickey" Thompson (December 7, 1928 – March 16, 1988) was an American off-road racing celebrity. A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson increasingly pursued land speed records in his late 20s and early 30s. He achieved international fame in 1960 when he became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, driving his Challenger 1 to a one-way top speed of 406.60 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats and surpassing John Cobb's one-way world record mark of 402 mph.

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  • Marion Lee "Mickey" Thompson (December 7, 1928 – March 16, 1988) was an American off-road racing celebrity. A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson increasingly pursued land speed records in his late 20s and early 30s. He achieved international fame in 1960 when he became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, driving his Challenger 1 to a one-way top speed of 406.60 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats and surpassing John Cobb's one-way world record mark of 402 mph. Thompson then turned to racing, winning many track and dragster championships. Later he formed sanctioning bodies SCORE International and Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG). In 1988 Thompson and his wife Trudy were mysteriously gunned down at their home in Bradbury, California. The crime remained unsolved until 2007, when a former business partner was convicted of having orchestrated the murders. (en)
  • Marion Lee „Mickey“ Thompson (* 7. Dezember 1928 in Alhambra, Kalifornien; † 16. März 1988 in den San Gabriel Mountains) war ein US-amerikanischer Rennfahrer, Konstrukteur, Geschäftsmann und Erfinder. Er gründete die SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series in jener Disziplin, in der er als Fahrer viele Erfolge feierte. Er begann seine Karriere mit Dragsterrennen und verfehlte mit seinem Challenger I nur knapp den Landgeschwindigkeitsrekord. (de)
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  • Marion Lee „Mickey“ Thompson (* 7. Dezember 1928 in Alhambra, Kalifornien; † 16. März 1988 in den San Gabriel Mountains) war ein US-amerikanischer Rennfahrer, Konstrukteur, Geschäftsmann und Erfinder. Er gründete die SCORE International Off-Road Racing Series in jener Disziplin, in der er als Fahrer viele Erfolge feierte. Er begann seine Karriere mit Dragsterrennen und verfehlte mit seinem Challenger I nur knapp den Landgeschwindigkeitsrekord. (de)
  • Marion Lee "Mickey" Thompson (December 7, 1928 – March 16, 1988) was an American off-road racing celebrity. A hot rodder since his youth, Thompson increasingly pursued land speed records in his late 20s and early 30s. He achieved international fame in 1960 when he became the first American to break the 400 mph barrier, driving his Challenger 1 to a one-way top speed of 406.60 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats and surpassing John Cobb's one-way world record mark of 402 mph. (en)
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