A couple of weeks back Mad Mike Whiddett gave us a tour around the racing machine that provided the inspiration for his manic 4-rotor engine builds – Mazda’s Le Mans-winning 787B. But that wasn’t the only world-famous race car he got up close and personal with at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and in a new video from Speedhunters filmmaker Jason Laroza, Mike checks out Richard ‘The King’ Petty’s legendary Plymouth Superbird.
As far as NASCAR royalty goes, Petty is right up there at the top having won 200 races and seven championships during his amazing career. For the 1970 season, he got behind the wheel of a then new Superbird, and another blue #43 legend was created.
Hit play above to check out Mike’s tour of this NASCAR icon – undoubtedly one of the coolest race cars ever built.