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Old 03-16-2018, 01:05 AM   #15262  
Carbonunit 4
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Thirty years ago today, March 16, speed king and racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were gunned down in the driveway
of their Bradbury, California, home by two hooded assassins who fled the scene on bicycles and who have never been identified.
Nineteen years later a disgruntled former business partner was convicted of having orchestrated the murders.

A brilliant and innovative race car driver, designer, and promoter, Thompson held 485 national and international speed and
endurance records at the time of his passing. You may remember that in 1960 he was the first American to break the 400 mph
barrier in Challenger I, a land speed car he designed and built in his garage.

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