Ok, I googled it. Seems like cheating to me! I guess that's what comes with being a fifty year old guy raised before the "net".
The driver was Barney Oldfield. HOWEVER the "New 999" was driven by Ford himself to a world speed record that stood for a month. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_999
I guess I have the floor?
Or does scr8pin F100 because he guessed Henry Ford who DID drive the "New 999"?
Ahhh, take it scr8pin, give us what you have!