180MPH twin-turbo Mustang at the Bonneville Salt Flats
Hindsight: From the Archives
In his research for our sister publication Hot Rod Deluxe, veteran automotive journalist and historian Dave Wallace, Jr., unearthed these photos of a Mustang at the Bonneville Salt Flats during 1966 that had a complicated twin-turbo small-block (we can only assume it was a 289 since it’s covered in plumbing), but no information. Archivist Thomas Voehringer pulled the 1966 SCTA results program and discovered the car ran in D/SC (supercharged coupes and sedans). The information Thomas gave was that it was the E-T Mag Fast Back from the Wheel Centre Company, Inc., owned and/or driven by Dick Beith of Walnut Creek, California. It had set a new record at 180.36mph. Other than that, we got nothing. So if anyone out there has any more information, let us know, and we’ll do some digging.