HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4667, by Representatives Ballard and McLean


     WHEREAS, Since the advent of the internal combustion engine, humankind has continually challenged the frontiers of speed by producing better engines and faster cars; and

     WHEREAS,  The "Danny Boy" race team of Ed Tradup and Richard Thomason, from Brewster, Washington, are co-owners and drivers of this state's fastest car, and the fastest gasoline powered car in the world, the Danny Boy Streamliner; and

     WHEREAS, The Danny Boy race team epitomized the spirit of resilience and perseverance by totally rebuilding the Danny Boy Streamliner after the car was destroyed in a 1989 crash; and

     WHEREAS, In 1990, the Danny Boy Streamliner, driven by Ed Tradup, set the following records:

      (1) World Record E/Gas streamliner, 267.354 mph at Bonneville Nationals, August 1990;

      (2) World Record E/Fuel streamliner, 273.534 mph at Bonneville Nationals, August 1990; and

      (3) A new World Record, at Utah Salt Flat Racers World of Speed Meet, of 290.007 mph, September 1990; and

     WHEREAS, In 1990, the Danny Boy Streamliner, driven by Richard Thomason, did the following:

      (1) Broke its own E/Gas streamliner record at the Bonneville National Invitational World Final Meet by recording a speed of 284.970 mph on a five-mile course; and

      (2) Set a new Land Speed Authority record on a six-mile course of 299.034 mph, with a top speed of 301.400 mph, making the Danny Boy Streamliner the World's Fastest gasoline powered car ever; and

     WHEREAS, Many people and organizations have supported Thomason & Tradup Racing, including Danny Boy Apples, Jim Socci Engines, Larry Carnes Racing, Gales' Body Shop, and N.W. Race Cars;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor the Danny Boy race team for its record-shattering accomplishments; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Ed Tradup and Richard Thomason.


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4667 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         April 15, 1991.



       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives