This is really great. An old Aston, on narrow tires, handily eats the lunches of several MUCH newer and "faster", more "technologically advanced" cars (on wide modern tires) at Donnington. Porsches, Ferraris, etc. Love it.
Mickey Thompson's son, Danny, has rebuilt the car his father had intended to run with him at Bonneville back in the late 1980s (a car that was built in 1968), and it's racing again with Danny driving. On the salt this year, the car performed almost flawlessly until one of the clutches let go on the third full run. Danny and the Challenger came close to setting a class record, but wet weather following the clutch problem ended the Bonneville season early.
It looks like both car and driver are entirely capable of setting new world Land Speed Records for Piston Driven Automobiles and Wheel Driven Automobiles during the 2015 season.
This video is a short walkaround with Danny himself explaining significant mechanical features of the naked car.