Mitchell's VW gassers were anything but traditional, but they set numerous National Records in both H/ and I/Gas. So why did NHRA hate him so much?
Exclusive interview with Motion Minicar Performance's Bill Mitchell
After nearly 40 years since he raced a VW, Bill Mitchell sits down and talks about the '70s.
December 18, 2013
The last time Bill Mitchell raced a VW-powered gasser was almost 40 years ago today. Many of tried to get him to sit down and talk about those days behind the wheel of the Thunder Bug, but until this month, no one had been successful. That is why you need to check out the March 2014 issue of Hot VWs magazine, as we will publish the first interview with Bill Mitchell talking about Volkswagen racecars. Who actually ran the first 10-second pass? How did he built those radical cars? And where did all those fast VWs end up? All this and more will be in this issue.
Bill Mitchell today, living in Daytona Beach, Florida, driving a '33 Ford 3-window coupe and loving it!
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