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Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 39 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 mph in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013.

Combs was attempting to beat her previous record, and had attempted it as recently as last year, when she managed a 483.227 mph shakedown run before  …  More

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Turbine powered fun

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Excess is back—and more excessive than ever.

The car business has had some humble moments, such as the years following the 2009 bankruptcies and federal bailouts of General Motors (GM) and Chrysler. Modesty became fashionable. Automakers boasted of the high-mileage cars they were building. They advertised bland family sedans during the Super Bowl.

These days, small is out. Modesty is passé. And Dodge is introducing a car so powerful it could tow a Prius and still lap a Tesla   …  More

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New Top Gear is on so I’ve been given the task of building The Stig a new ride, so what better than a old battered 1960’s bumper car crossed with a sports bike………sounds like a ride Stig would enjoy.

Part 2 of my challenge to build The Stig from Top Gear a new ride, in this video I finish of the mechanical base so all we need is a paint job the its time to have a blast……….and maybe set a record?

It’s finished and it’s FAST….so fast its the worlds fastest as approved by Guinness World Records. This 600cc monster is the work of hours of shed time working out how to squeeze a sports bike and so wheels into a dodgem shell without making a death trap, but surprisingly in a straight line it’s actually quite a solid ride, even when reaching 3 figure speeds.

So did I make a ride fit for The Stig………………I think so.

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