I remember the first time I saw one of Baron Margo’s rocketcars. It was parked at House of Pies, a little diner near my old house, and, sitting there between some boring sedans, it felt like that parking spot was a rift between universes. Being a writer, I think I said something profound like “holy crap, look at that.”
Today's the first of a series of big days for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car; a rocket-powered car designers hope will break land speed records by going 1,000 mph. Today, the Bloodhound SSC team is testing the car's 12-foot-long, 18-inch diameter rocket engine at an airfield in rural Southwest England.
The team behind Thrust SSC — the world's fastest land vehicle — have been working hard to ready their even faster 1,000+ mph BLOODHOUND SSC. And they have the 3D drawings to prove it'll be the fastest hybrid car ever conceived.
When you're the divinely-chosen leader of your country, like Moammar Gadhafi, you can pretty much get whatever you want. Behold the Gadhafi-designed, Italian-built Libyan "Rocket Car." And by "Rocket Car," we really mean powered by an itty-bitty V6.
Apparently we've got rocket cars coming out the wazoo lately. Here's a pretty slick one which, although not actually rocket equipped, has got so much Flash Gordon goodness baked into its dually driven chassis we can't help but admire it. There isn't a whole lot of info on this LA-area one-off, but it's got detail work…
You have to wonder why rolling up to your pending nuptials in the Ferrari F360 limo is even on the table when things like the Rocket Ship Car exist. This retired amusement park ride from the Euclid Beach Park in Ohio was transformed into a custom people-pleaser with some serious hardware in the till. According to the…