Friday, April 24, 2009

Pocket Rocket

Woohoo, I finally figured out that you can grab images from Flickr. No stealing and no storage required on my side.

Here are some photos of rocket-powered funny car. In the builder's words (photos are clicakble):
In the early 80s I built the Pocket Rocket, a hydrogen rocket powered mini funny car. This thing was really tiny, about 8 feet long, just over 30 inches high, and weighing less than 500 lbs.

This thing was seriously scary to drive. It could go 0 to 100 mph in 1 second. 5000 hp weighing 500 lbs, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out how crazy the power to weight ratio is, so I figured it out and its frickin scary.
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