The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) Museum at Daytona International Speedway is inviting the public to An Evening with Danny Thompson on Saturday, December 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. EST.
In addition to an opportunity to meet and talk with the piston-powered land speed record-setter, those in attendance will see and hear Danny's heartwarming presentation on the speed-fueled relationship between him and his 1990 Motorsports Hall of Fame of America inductee father, Mickey Thompson.
"I'm telling the story of my father and me and a whole lot of work," Thompson said of his presentation. "But it worked, we made it happen and we're still smiling."
Included in the presentation will be footage of Thompson's wild, record-setting 448.757 mph run at the Bonneville Salt Flats, shown in the Hall of Fame's big-screen Petersen Theater. Guests will also get to walk the museum and see up close Mickey Thompson's CHALLENGER I and Danny's CHALLENGER II together for possibly the last time ever, as the latter is going to auction immediately following the event. There'll be an autograph-signing session, and who can resist the opportunity to take a selfie with two of the fastest cars ever built?
"Having both of those cars together is absolutely huge," Thompson said. "That's our family legacy right there. It gives me chills when I see them sitting side by side."
MSHFA President George Levy said, "Beyond speed and horsepower, this is a story about love and family, loss and redemption, and a son turning a father's lifelong dream into a reality. Parents will want to bring their sons and daughters for this special, special evening."