World’s Fastest Wrecker


World’s Fastest Wrecker

Proudly Owned By: Miller Industries Towing Equipment

Ooltewah, Tennessee

August 1, 1979-Talladega Motor Speedway-History was made yet again by Holmes!

With the pedal to the floor the entire time – Eddie Martin (retired race car driver) took the 33 degree curves with precise expertise.  Eddie’s posted speed topped at 109.330 – which means that in the straightaways he had to be exceeding 130 MPH.  Unfortunately Eddie was forced to quit after the First Official Run due to his tires beginning to melt from the speed and the heat.  The wrecker stayed at the Talladega Speedway until 2005 when it was purchased by Miller Industries.  This “history” making truck arrived at the museum in 2006, and has become a favorite to most all of our visitors.

As originally written in 1979: “A great race driver…a great performance…a great wrecker…the new Ernest Holmes 440 HI-POWER…a new generation mechanical wrecker.”

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