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[Geek] Rocket-Beetle

I consider myself a bit of a mad scientist at times. But this guy takes the prize. He literally added a jet engine to a VW New Beetle (in fact, the same model as Skuld, just a different color), and made it WORK.

Scariest note: 'Jet intake keeps sucking rose out of bud vase.'
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What I'm curious to know is, where did he get the jet engine? The article doesn't explain, except to say that it's actually from a helicopter, so presumably the guy either has a helicopter junk yard nearby, or a friend who works in a helicopter factory.
The things you can find on eBay are many and varied...
The T58's a commercial engine from General Electric. You can't buy them new any more, but you can buy them piecemeal.

- Check out this article, it explains where he got it from. :)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/04/30/MNGJGII7BB1.DTL&type=cars

- You can often find some really kickass stuff in military surplus sales.

- In Tucson Arizona, there is a HUEG LIEK XBOX graveyard of almost-functional aircraft. They can be yours if the price is right!