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David Freiburger Joins the 200 MPH Club

David Freiburger Joins the 200 MPH Club

Hot Rod Magazine just posted a story about David Freiburger hitting 208 mph at El Mirage. First off, congratulations on another milestone in what has been an amazing career, thus far.

I worked with David at Petersen Publishing back in the late 1990s. Although I worked in the sport compact side of the business, everyone in the building knew of Dave’s accomplishments.

Dave has served as Editor in Chief of Hot Rod. This online bio doesn’t do justice to his career, but here it is nonetheless:

Dave has never held a job that did not revolve around cars, starting with a position at a Dodge dealership parts counter immediately after high school, then moving to a machine shop, then an aftermarket ignition company, and finally landing at Petersen Publishing in 1991 as a HOT ROD staff editor. At the publishing company, he’s been editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road, Car Craft, Rod & Custom, and many one-time publications. Freiburger can often be seen on HOT ROD TV, heard on HOT ROD Live Radio, and followed on road trips in episodes of the Roadkill show at He’s a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, having held many land-speed records, and is renowned for owning far too many cars (numbering a couple dozen as of this writing), the most well known of which is the F-Bomb Camaro.

Honestly, I’m betting that many of us are living our lives vicariously through his.  So David Freiburger joins the 200 mph club, it’s an inspiration to hot rodders of all ages.

You can read the full article here.

For more info on the F-Bomb Camaro, here’s an excerpt from a GM Authority article:

David Freiburger’s 1973 Chevrolet “F-Bomb” Camaro has come to be one of the most recognized second-gen F-bodies on the internet, which is no accident; its unique appearance – with its matte army green finish, thick black stripe, and “F-Bomb” decal – is highly distinctive, and has propelled the car to become something of an icon. Chances are pretty good you’ve seen the F-Bomb Camaro, as the car has been featured in many Hot Rod videos, and cemented its celebrity status by appearing in the fourth Fast & Furious film as a getaway vehicle.

In this video, we get a thorough walk-around of the uniquely cool F-Bomb, and Freiburger actually delves into some details regarding how the stunts from the movie were orchestrated.


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