What's The Fastest Beetle Ever?

Yesterday, we had a pretty spectacular video of the new VW Andretti Rallycross Beetle in tire-sacrificing action. In that article, Máté wisely called it the "fastest modern Beetle." I say "wise" because of the word "modern" in there. Because I don't think it's the fastest Beetle ever. » 9/19/14 4:05pm 9/19/14 4:05pm

The Rocket-Powered Beetle-Driving "Mr Pitiful" Is A Black History Month…

February has decided to be a pal to me this year and grow an extra day, which I really appreciate. I'm glad for this freak 29th appendage because I really wanted to commemorate Black History Month before it ended with this post about one of my favorite drag racers, Kansas City's Roy Drew. » 2/29/12 4:30pm 2/29/12 4:30pm

VIDEO: The Demented Rocket-Propelled Genius Of Turbonique

Get old-time hot-rodders together and utter the name "Turbonique." The entire conversation will shift to legends and half-truths of the '60s company supposedly created by NASA subcontractors to create a consumer market for rocket technology. Now there's video. » 3/08/10 10:30am 3/08/10 10:30am

For Sale: Turbonique Rocket Drag Axle Equipped 1964 Ford Galaxie 500

Turbonique. Just saying the name brings shivers of excitement. Purveyor of all things speed and insane, the now defunct Turbonique is most famous for their Rocket Drag Axle. An absolutely bonkers system which mechanically attached a liquid fuel rocket to a solid axle and dumped an additional 1000 HP to the rear wheels… » 3/28/08 2:30pm 3/28/08 2:30pm

Now You're Playing With Power: Turbonique Madness

Friday, we posted on a company that to culture at large, has been locked in a dusty hallway of speed-equipment history. Thankfully, Iowahawk's on the case and promises even more Turbonique goodness, including the story of the corporation's demise and a chrome-plated, rocket-powered blower to be mounted on a… » 4/17/06 2:33pm 4/17/06 2:33pm