auction (found by Spring
reminds me of The
Rocket Car Legend, a long article about a “real life rocket
I've been trying to figure out a way to put it into words, but
the sight is almost impossible to describe. Think of this: You know
what it looks like when you shoot a paper clip with a rubber band?
One second the clip is between your fingers, and the next it's just
… gone. You can't track it with your eyes, because it moves too
fast. All you can do is hope to shift your eyes to where it was
going, so you can see where it hits.
Think of the same thing happening with a 1500-pound car.
The Rocket Car
I don't know of the story presented above is actually true or not (to me
it rings true, but you never know). But this
truck … sure, it's a truck cab stuck in front of a jet engine, but
Does that mean it could actually work? Where's the air intake?
Where's the fuel tanks? Jet engines aren't exactly known for their gas
mileage. And as the article above points out, you are going to have a heck
of a time controlling the vehicle and forget about brakes—they'll burn out
long before you hit that mountain side.
Interesting auction though.
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