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Dead Man’s Hearse Drags the Quarter Mile

Posted in Bizarre, Car Stunts, General, Newsworthy, People, Racing, Street Racing by Alex Kierstein | October 5th, 2009 | 2 Responses |


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.

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That didn’t stop him, though, as he had a beloved drag 2’59 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.


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  1. Michelle Cook says:

    I am Jerome Miller daughter and after his “final run” I thought nothing would give him more happiness in the afterlife. But all you guys passing the word about his funeral is certainly a close second. My Dad always secertly wanted some kind of fame ……and now you all have given that to him. God bless you for that. With my deepest grattitude,