• May 12, 2009
Click above to watch video after the jump

We're all for alternative forms of transportation here at Autoblog, and we're not just talking about hydrogen fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, either. We're talking jet packs! Eric Scott is a 46-year-old Go Fast! Jet Pack pilot from Denver who became the first jet-propelled man to cross the 1,053ft-wide Royal Gorge Canyon in his home state of Colorado last year. This past week he also became the fastest jet-propelled man alive when he was clocked going 68 mph at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland. What better way to follow up a record-setting jet pack run than to drag race a Ford Focus RS? The impromptu race occurred at the circuit with BTCC champ Gordon Shedden behind the wheel of the lime green Focus RS. Who do you think won? We'll tell you now because it's not altogether obvious in the video after the jump. The jet-propelled man narrowly beat out the Focus, but considering Scott's rig can only carry 30 seconds worth of fuel, we think the Ford could take him with a little more road.

[Source: YouTube via TarMag]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 37 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      hiya heres another link to a video of the jet pack guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GAhLmCdvhA&feature=channel_page
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some company makes them, they re about $140,000 and fly only 30 seconds.

      Jet packs have been around for decades, but they don't have enough range and practicality for people to buy them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well I couldn't care less about such non-senses, I'm rather curious how has the previously announced Nurburgring record attempt ended.
      And I have bad feeling...
        • 5 Years Ago
        well sometimes I write less of what I mean... sometimes vice versa :oP
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh I get you know! It's the pairing, not the entire idea!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, it is a non-sense - the same kind of non-sense as the Reventón vs. Fighter-Jet race, but that one was far pretty spectacular, and I was actually having fun watching it...
        This one is short, you can't hear the RS, you can't see what the jet-pack guy sees, nothing I wouldn't see on youtube before...
        I'm really glad you are enjoying the video, I just don't. I believe my opinion doesn't ruin your viewer experience. ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nonsense?

        I'm sure someone said that at the Salt Flats when Henry Ford took the land speed records back in the day! There's got to be a start somewhere friend...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a cool jump in the air.It's a great video that's been loaded.
      good work.keep it up
      Eliza
      Auto Loans
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was the jetpack even on? You could barely hear it... ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually... I'd rather have one of these:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-KczCp0OQ4
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Michael Jackson was piloting it, you'd have seen it on the news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also check out this video of the weekend

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GAhLmCdvhA
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now I've seen everything.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You didn't see it go in reverse! There is hope for you friend :) Stay with us.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a cool jump in the air.It's a great video that's been loaded.
      good work.keep it up
      Eliza
      Auto Loans
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take one of each, please!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I second that!

        I think the Focus RS had a soft start in this video! Didn't appear to have the launch that I was expecting! Actually looked like a first to third gear shift by the momentum....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm so sick of seeing "after the jump".
    • Load More Comments