Ever wondered how fast a hearse, with a casket and body inside, would run the quarter mile? If you were watching Jerome Miller’s funeral procession, you’d have the answer. Miller was an avid, possibly fanatic drag racing fan from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who came up street dragging and ended up running an AMC dragger until around 1993, when his eyesight wouldn’t allow it anymore.
That didn’t stop him, though, as he had a beloved ’59 Chevy that surely lit up the tires a few times on the way to the grocery. His family arranged to rent out the Great Lakes dragstrip and they sent his hearse down for a run. After the race, a track worker handed his ET slip to Miller’s daughter Michelle. The time? 45 second pass at 27 MPH. Not bad for a dead guy.