Jet Bike Rider Sets New Best Terminal Speed Record
This video was taken on September 9, 2018, on the Santa Pod Raceway, in England, UK.
This is what the maker of the video has to say about the ongoings: "Eric Teboul was on his rocket-powered bike and set a new world's best terminal speed of 286mph from a standing start 1/4 mile. The video was taken from the commentary box at Santa Pod Raceway, England during the FIA European Finals on Sunday 9th September. The commentary box rocks in the wake of the bike. Eric ran out of drag-strip and ended up 200’ into the field at the end of the track, which was perfectly okay. He's totally mad."
However, this is not the first feat, but only one of many in Eric's portfolio. The Haltech Manufacturers Cup Finals at the Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida saw Eric Teboul doing what he does best: riding his rocket engine-powered motorcycle with insane speed, this time on US ground.
Eric Teboul was on his rocket-powered bike and set a new world's best terminal speed of 286mph from a standing start 1/4 mile. The video was taken from the commentary box at Santa Pod Raceway, England during the FIA European Finals on Sunday, September 9th.
Teboul ran the quarter mile in 5.2 seconds and was clocked with a speed of 264.39 mph (425.403 km/h). His hydrogen peroxide-fueled motorcycle kind of shocked the younger audience, as such machines haven't been racing in the US for the last 25 years or so.
A constant presence in similar land speed events in the 70's and 80's, rocket-powered motorcycle racing went out of business because of safety reasons and the lack of high-grade rocket fuel.
Eric Teboul blew the former record to smithereens: Peter Svensson had a 5.7s run which stood until now, also done in the US. However, according to Dragzine, Teboul's top speed aboard his rocket bike is 281.47 mph (452.885 km/h), dating from November of 2011 at the Santa Pod Raceway in England.
But do not stop here fans of adrenalin boosters, check the following video. This is Speedycopter, world's first amphibious car made from helicopter.
We are sure you have already heard about amphibious cars but check out this speedy copter, a street-legal amphibious car made from a helicopter. Ambitious mechanic Jeff Bloch has spent 3000 hours converting a Vietnam attack chopper and an 86 Toyota chassis into one vehicle capable of operating on land and water. In addition to being street-legal and race-ready, it is also fully amphibious. Are you impressed?
Jeff Bloch, 45, also known as the Speedycop, worked hard and managed to merge a Vietnam attack chopper with an 86 Toyota chassis and create one very unique and practical vehicle. In 2016, Jeff and his team joined forces and worked hard for six months to successfully built one incredible ‘speedycopter’ vehicle. It is a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft sitting on an 86 Toyota van chassis. Using a 2002 Audi Quattro V6 engine, the vehicle can do 0-60mph in an impressive eight seconds.
Jeff is well-known in the engineering world for his whacky creations, including the world’s first sideways VW camper van and an upside down Camwith aro racer, and now adding this amphibious vehicle to the collection, Jeff admitted that the helicopter car is one of his most popular builds.
Obviously, people are amazed at this creation because they haven’t seen a road-racing helicopter before, and certainly not one that is amphibious. Unfortunately, Jeff and his team had only two months to enjoy their little invention, because their beloved helicopter car dramatically caught on fire and was destroyed soon after.