Jet-Powered Daihatsu Hi-Jet Pickup Up For Bids

The Daihatsu Hi-Jet pickup truck is a neat little runabout for hauling whatever you want in the back...like a jet engine. That's right, it's a Hi-Jet propelled by a Rolls-Royce jet engine. It's even street-legal...so long as you're cruising down the highway under the power of the standard Daihatsu drivetrain, with the… » 10/16/08 4:20pm 10/16/08 4:20pm

Star Raider Blasts Alien Scum With Jet Engines

This sci-fi wet dream is Star Raider, a ground act for the 2007 Naval Base Ventura County Air Show. The dragster is powered by two Rolls Royce Viper jet engines and driven by builder and owner Bruce Abbott. Why it's shaped like a melted Buran and runs at air shows is anybodies guess, but the key point here is two jet… » 4/25/08 3:20pm 4/25/08 3:20pm

Danger at 288 mph: Richard Hammond Crash Pics Released

Has it really only been five months since Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond's jet-car crash? Considering the violence of the accident — now visible though the miracle of photography, and via ownership considerations of such — it's truly amazing the guy has recovered enough to, quite literally, get on with the show.… » 1/18/07 7:35am 1/18/07 7:35am

RIP, Speedy: World's Fastest South African Killed in Accident

Johan Jacobs, the "World's Fastest South African," was killed when his jet-powered dragster flipped over and disintegrated at 300 miles per hour. The accident happened on a trial run, a day before he was to make a run at the a land speed record he set this past March, at 316 mph. He'd been hoping to set a world… » 6/29/06 11:26am 6/29/06 11:26am