Best Show And Tell Ever - Solar T41-M9A Gas Turbine Jet Engine

Suppose you're a kid in auto shop, much like many of us undoubtedly were at some point, and a local big kid brings one of his toys to the shop. That big kid would be Mark Nye and his toy is a Solar T41-M9A gas turbine jet engine. This is much bigger than the football-sized jet engine we played with in college and that… » 5/02/08 4:20pm 5/02/08 4:20pm

Might We Interest You In A 3,800 HP Jet Powered Motorcycle?

Holy. Sweet. Fireballs. We thought that twin Rolls Royce powered Star Raider was nuts (and a bit on the geeky side), but take one of those engines, put it on two wheels, add a freakin' afterburner and you get this jet powered drag bike. Yet again we are in awe of the Aussie ability to assuage common sense in favor of… » 4/25/08 6:00pm 4/25/08 6:00pm

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

Calling All Hoons! Cheap Jet Engine Alert!

You've made all sorts of jokes about Impalas with JATO power assist and so on, and maybe you've even jumped a Sprint. But what would you do with a real jet engine for your next project? 5000 frogskins and this fine General Electric J47 can be all yours! The J47 powered the B-47, F-86... and now your car! The seller… » 9/14/07 2:00pm 9/14/07 2:00pm

Cadillac to 1959: We Gotcha Jet Age Right Here

Like getting the double guns from your least favorite uncle, Cadillac blasted the unsuspected public with the faux double jet-engined 1959 Cyclone concepts. Looking like a cross between a land speeder and the Thrust SCC, these jet age beasts comes in two flavors: bubble top and befinned or convertible and flat decked.… » 7/02/07 12:00pm 7/02/07 12:00pm