Jay Leno and the Brannan-Hammes "Thunderbolt"
THE FIRST THUNDERBOLT
Cobra Jet Mustangs
Dick Brannan’s racing career has to be one of the
most interesting in Ford history. From his early years in the 1950s as a teenager in South Bend, Indiana where he started
with a 1932 Ford Street Rod he built while in High School, to the third floor of the Ford Division Headquarters in Dearborn,
Michigan where he was selected to help organize and then head up the elite Ford Drag Team starting in the 1960s.