Danny Thompson honors father at Bonneville

Danny Thompson, son of racing legend Micky Thompson, crushed the national land speed record for a naturally aspirated fuel streamliner during Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah earlier this month. But he did so much more than just drive an AA/FS vehicle faster than anyone before him. For Thompson, this record connects…

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Government Surplus Auctions Can Yield Amazing Treasures

Indeed, car shoppers looking for a bargain can potentially find fleet gold at surplus auctions, where municipal, county, state, and federal agencies dispose of (usually) lightly used domestic cars and trucks. Knowing how those agencies use their vehicles can make or break the value of your find; buying an ex-Border Patrol Raptor in Texas may…

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Here’s What Happens When You Crush Carbon Fiber with a Hydraulic Press

Carbon fiber’s tensile, torsional, and compressive strength is well known. But aside from seeing how it performs in agency crash tests or during race-car shunts in which it often explodes, as designed, into a multitude of shards to dissipate crash energy’s rare that one gets a clear visualization of how tough this composite material really…

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