Mad Mike & The King’s Plymouth Superbird

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.

The Speedhunters



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My favorite american oldschool race car


Gotta love mad mikes engine sounds


Nice Information in the post


crazy to look and see the lack of protection those guys had back then. makes you respect it way more.


I met my buddy for lunch last month and this is what he drove up in


Pretty much had cars slamming on their brakes to pull into the parking lot to check it out


OH -- -- and that toilet bowl intake on the Hemi engine you see at 2:07 is pretty much worth everything you and I will make in are entire lifetimes




As an Asian kid, my first exposure to the world of NASCAR was through the NASCAR Racing 3 videgame. It was all rather boring, given how each car looks the same.
That was until I tried NASCAR Legends, which introduced me to this amazing bewinged #43. Since then it has become my favourite NASCAR machine of all time.


Funy how the younger generation say "Dinoco!" when they see this car, but when us "older" people saw Cars, we said "Petty!!" 

Either way, Cars is one of the best movies ever. This car here is 10000000% American racing royalty.


kmandei3 Speedhunters yes


I love the sound of that car! I believe the voice of "Dinoco" in Cars was actually Petty himself


@andy Actually the Dinoco Superbird's name was "The King" and yes it was The King himself voicing the car.


Speedhunters HurpDurb

julio cesar reyes

very good sir Mad Mike

I have a project of a rx7 1984 Mazda and want to put motor 4 rotor 13B and need to know if by way you could purchase a 4 complete rotor, of course not with the modificciones you make it to their engines but with Porting Overlap for my prollecto , how much that engine?


or buy a crankshaft 26B 13B


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