This Day in Aviation History

August 14th, 1979
A new piston-engined air speed record of 499 mph (803km/h) is set by Steve Hinton in the modified P-51 Mustang  Red Baron.

Wikipedia, RB51 Red Baron:
YouTube video, Steve Hinton World Air Speed Record Attempt 1979 Red Baron xvid

Nowadays the Unlimiteds are pushing 490 mph routinely during the Gold race at Reno. Steve Hinton’s son, Steve Hinton Jr., seems to be following in his father’s footsteps. 
Here is the results for Steve Hinton Jr. during the 2013 races.

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