Ron Patricks Jet Powered Beetle

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  1. whistl3r

    whistl3r Registered Member

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    Perusing the web and found this interesting site on darwin awards:

    http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com/


    Though, I thought most states observed ordinances where a vehicle must have a red flag attached to anything beyond the bumper of a vehicle, nor can there be any permanent obstructions protrude beyond the bumper.

    Although a nice concept on a beetle.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    That is quite a VolksWagen :thumb:
     
  3. Airking

    Airking Registered Member

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    Gold =)
     
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    In California, I believe that you are required to have a red flag on anything that protrudes more than 18" beyond the "factory" rear of the vehicle (which his engine DEFINITELY does). And if I remember correctly, 16" is the max. protrusion for any permanently affixed item. So who knows how he managed to get it street-legal!? Very impressive project!

    I wonder if his wife is going to be the one to ride that scooter?:D
     
  5. beetlejuice

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    I wonder how much he spends on jet fuel? :eek:
     
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