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    Video: Paul Stender returns with cruise missile-powered Impala [UPDATE]
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    It was the urban legend to top them all, the one every car guy wants to be true: Dude straps a jet engine to his Impala and goes for the ride of his life, which, of course, ends with his death. Even though it dates back to the 1960's, according to rumor-debunking website Snopes.com, it was the ...

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    Video: Turbine-powered golf cart is the quickest way to the clubhouse
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    There are plenty of fine reasons to play golf. Everyone needs an excuse to get outside and stretch their legs, and smacking the life out of a little white ball is a socially acceptable way to relieve stress with a club. But for many of us, the only reason to get on the green is to get behind the ...

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    Video: Mini Cooper S gets some jet-propelled junk in the trunk
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    Mini Cooper S Turbine – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Every once in a while, a car comes along that really gives us pause. This is one of those times. On the one hand, a jet-powered anything is cool. On the other, this is a Mini Cooper S that utlizes its original, ...

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    Report: F1 turbine engine proposal being analyzed by FIA?
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    Think F1 racers are more like fighter jets than cars? You're not far off. Both F1 cars and jets are made primarily of lightweight composites, travel at ludicrous speeds, generate unfathomable Gs of force, have single-seat cockpits, cost millions of dollars, and are developed (and operated) by ...

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    VIDEO: Bonfire building made easy with jet-powered car
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    As a former Boy Scout, I learned a variety of creative ways to set things alight, usually involving some type of accelerant. These guys have dreamt up a way that even pyromaniac 12 year olds can't top. We're guessing that thet don't worry about rain soaking their matches -- they just wheel out the ...

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    eBay find of the day: Jet-engined go kart (w/ videos)
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    Click image for galleryWanna make a wheeled vehicle more interesting? Affix a jet engine to it. And that's just what the owner of the go-kart you see above did. Powering the kart is a mil-spec JFS-100 engine -- the type used as a starter (JFS = jet fuel starter) for the larger main engines on ...

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    VIDEO: Jet-powered VW New Beetle
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    Astute readers of Autoblog will no doubt remember pics of the jet-powered Volkswagen New Beetle we posted a while back. Owner Ron Patrick was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle and fired up the fire-breathing Beetle on camera. While Patrick admits the car was built more for show ...

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    Jet-powered VW New Beetle
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    Ron Patrick wanted to prove that his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford wasn’t just a piece of useless paper framed on the wall, so he put his book smarts to use by combining a GE Model T58-8F helicopter turboshaft jet engine and a VW New Beetle. Patrick claims his one-way ticket to ...

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