Why Monster Trucks And Jet Cars Are Awesome

It's easy to understand why people like monster trucks and jet cars: they're big, they're loud, and they're fast. But there's something deeper, and it's remarkably simple. » 9/30/13 5:11pm 9/30/13 5:11pm

Bigfoot Vs. Jet Car Drag Race Means I'm Not Alone

Sometimes it's like I'm the only one. Like I'm the only person who feels the way I do about life, happiness, and really fast cars. And then I see a Bigfoot vs jet car drag race. » 9/30/13 1:05pm 9/30/13 1:05pm

Is This 308 MPH Jet Dragster The Coolest Mustang On Sale Today?

What happens when you take a salvaged US Navy jet engine out of a Banshee fighter jet and stuff it into a '67 Mustang fastback? You get "The Krispy Kritter," and it's for sale! » 6/07/13 3:20pm 6/07/13 3:20pm

Jet-dragster guy recreates rocket-car urban legend

Remember the urban legend about the guy who strapped a JATO rocket to his 1967 Chevy Impala and drove it into the side of a cliff at 300 mph? Paul "Hot Rod" Stender built a 10,000-hp salute to that guy. » 12/09/11 3:00pm 12/09/11 3:00pm

A Brief History Of The Jet-Powered Car

For a short period of time in the last century, turbine-driven cars were all the rage. Manufacturers hawked them, race engineers played with them, and the public drooled over them. 8W takes a glimpse into our kerosene-fueled past. —Ed. » 7/16/10 12:30pm 7/16/10 12:30pm

350MPH Jet-Powered School Bus To Make Ohio Momentarily Exciting

"School Time" is a jet-powered school bus using a 42,000HP engine from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. It's 10ft tall, 35ft long, and if you're anywhere Dayton, Ohio this weekend, you can see it go 350MPH. » 7/14/10 2:00pm 7/14/10 2:00pm

Aging Paint, Timeless Whoosh

The dash of the ex-Emerson Fittipaldi, Pratt-and-Whitney-engined 1971 Lotus 56B turbine Indy car at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tachometers with percentage rings = 100 percent win. Photo Credit: F1Fanatic » 7/08/10 8:30am 7/08/10 8:30am

Four-Wide Jet-Powered Drag Racing

In honor of this weekend's first-ever NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at North Carolina's zMax Dragway, we bring you this video from months earlier that defines awesome — four jet-powered dragsters with an estimated 24,000 HP combined rocketing down the track. » 3/29/10 6:00pm 3/29/10 6:00pm

Ferrari X-Racer Concept: A Balls-Out, Flying Grand Prix Car

You saw the grim future of a budget-capped Formula One. Forget that. Let's dream big: all the way to Mach 2. Designer Vincent Montreuil’s flying Ferrari concept comes with twin turbos—turbostator engines, that is. » 6/10/09 9:15pm 6/10/09 9:15pm

Jet Cars Spewing Fire!


While a couple of us were out at Milan Dragway witnessing the taping of "Pinks: All Out" a couple of weeks back we witnessed first hand one of the most amazing spectacles in all of motorsports — jet car drag racing. While we'd seen it before, via YouTube, in places like Saudi Arabia and Australia, and we'd even seen… » 7/16/07 10:15am 7/16/07 10:15am