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This is the USAF jet car powered by a Westinghouse J34-48 jet engine. It can accelerate from 0-400 mph in less than 8 seconds. Driver Bill Braack says he can only maintain that speed for a second or 2 before the car wants to turn itself into an airplane! He challenges aircraft to a speed contest, his car from a standing start and the plane can hit the line at full speed. He has not lost yet! Here he is heading out to the starting line.
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Jan 25 2009 19:31 GMT PhotoPro PRO
great catch- I had trouble getting decent shots he moves so fast
Jan 25 2009 19:34 GMT dougrun PRO
I know! I only got this because he was on his way out to the start, not going all that fast and he flamed the jet for show!! Coming back there was no way. I kept trying to get them both in the shot and got nothing.
Jan 25 2009 20:21 GMT hans55 PRO
wooooooooooow !!! :-)
Jan 26 2009 02:07 GMT ashdad PRO
HOT Car!
Jan 26 2009 20:02 GMT dougrun PRO
Indeed, Hans! That driver/pilot has a lot of nerve!!
Jan 26 2009 20:03 GMT dougrun PRO
In more ways than one, Ashdad!!
Jan 26 2009 21:23 GMT nzshutter PRO
Brave brave man!!!!!!! Another great capture.
Jan 27 2009 01:12 GMT Hamin PRO
Oh my Goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! wow ! great - to say the least !
Jan 27 2009 08:46 GMT beus PRO
WOW! Fantastic shot!
Jan 27 2009 20:57 GMT dougrun PRO
Manny, thanks! It was really awesome to watch and feel the power and noise as theywent by............zoom, zoom!
Jan 27 2009 20:58 GMT dougrun PRO
Thank you, Beus!
Jan 31 2009 14:05 GMT Y6KIAN
Really powerful