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Prop-driven VW Beetle hopes to land in Bonneville [w/video]

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Jan 10th, 2013 at 5:04PM

Sometimes you meet folks who, when they tell you "Hey, I have an idea," your reflex response is to stop what you're doing and tell yourself, "Get ready...." We imagine Mike Niemans is one of those folks, and the idea in question is putting a tank engine on a Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle. Not just any old tank engine – as if there were such a thing when we're talking about putting them in cars – but a 668-cubic-inch, 220-horsepower radial engine built by Continental in 1941 and procured from an M2 tank. In the image above Nieman is using the tank clutch hub to get the motor set up,... Read More

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