The Challenger 1 was a land-speed-record car built in 1959, powered by four supercharged Pontiac engines. On the morning of September 9th 1960, Mickey Thomson, at the wheel of the Challenger 1 broke the world land speed record, reaching a speed of 406.6mp/h (654.4kmp/h). Today, the car is displayed at the NHRA Museum in Los Angeles, California.
The Hot Wheels version features a removable engine cover which reveals the four engines and wheels. It is based on the final design of the car with covered wheels and engine air intake scoops.
The Challenger 1 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1998||Legends: Vintage Record Holders 4-Car Set||Blue||'Mickey Thomson, Challenger 1'||Blue / Metal||Yellow RR||18621||China|
- Hot Rod Magazine - 1959 Pontiac Challenger I – Racing Legend Mickey Thompson, written by Erik Arneson, May 1st 2009