Jet Beetle

Ron Patrick's jet-powered Beetle

Ron Patrick’s jet-powered VW Beetle is street legal. Well, the cops haven’t found a California law they can charge him under, anyway.

He has a website explaining all about the design, with intriguing comments like: “The heat blanket keeps the plastic bumper from melting when the jet is operating.” Uh, yeah, that would be important now that you mention it.

And his motorcycle? It’s powered by two jet engines.

There is a Darwin Award story about somebody killing himself while driving a jet-powered rig like his, but someone ruined my fun by pointing out Snopes’ report that it’s 100% baloney.

[Via Dave McCarty and Rick Moen]

Ron Patrick's Scooter

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