I mentioned that I attended the Mickey Thompson Celebration last Saturday at the NHRA Museum in Pomona. I saw a lot of old timers, other guys that worked for M/T in "the old days" and old racers, etc. These two photos were emailed to me this morning by a friend. I don't remember who took the photos, in fact, I had never even seen them before. This had to be in 1966 or 1967. In the old Indy 500 days at M/T's. God, what memories. The outside shop photo had a couple of interesting relics. Above the Indy car from a couple of years before is an Indy car chassis. That's what was left of the car that Dave MacDonald drove (and died in) at Indy in the big crash and subsequent fire.
Here's a hint on the engine, it's not a Ford cammer. It's a pushrod Chevy with two intake valves and one exhaust valve.