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What Every WWII Vintage Truck Needs: A Jet Engine

Posted in Bizarre, Classic, Trucks, Videos by Kurt Ernst | November 10th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

If you’ve ever driven any kind of World War II vintage truck, you know this for certain: they may be rugged, and you may be able to fix them with pliers and duct tape, but no one would accuse them of being fast. That is unless you bolt a 3,400 horsepower jet engine to the bed of your 1942 GMC Blitz, in which case it will probably run the quarter mile in 11 seconds at 120 miles per hour, on its way to a top speed of 150.

That’s scary fast in something that has the aerodynamics of a housing complex, and the builder is called Mad Ron for a reason. You’re best off skipping the vaguely homoerotic middle part of this video (which has me thinking that Dan and Leon are more than just friends, not that there’s anything wrong with that) but watching the truck run at the end is worth it. Would I drive it? Hell no, but it sure is entertaining watching someone else risk a fiery death.

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