The Jet Powered Polaris RZR was making the rounds at air shows in the US this summer. Powered by a T-58 Jet Engine from a Sikorskey Helicopter, you could hear it coming from about a mile away!
Our atomic dog was a crowd favorite at the Greenwood Lake Airshow in New Jersey!
Indianapolis, IN- Today Indy Boys, Inc. is unveiling a one of a kind jet semi for 2014. It will be the first truck in the motorsports entertainment world to be powered by four jet engines. The truck is based on a classic ‘56 Ford Cabover Truck with the looks of a WWII warbird. Paul Stender, the builder of the jet semi he named “Spitfire” added a unique feature known as the Gatling Gun Burner Pop System, allowing the four J-85 jet engines to fire off in sequence, resulting in a rapid fire “boom, boom, boom!”
The Spitfire Semi features pop-riveted paneling, a checkered tailfin, and fuel tanks that lived a former life as drop tanks on an aircraft. A classic ‘shark face’ paint scheme is another nod to warbirds. Stender added two propane-fueled machine guns on the front of the truck, which pepper the air with loud gunfire noise.
The Spitfire is being booked for the 2014 air show season.
“I have built many jet powered trucks in my career, but nothing comes close to the excitement I feel as getting to install four engines on one semi. This will be the lightest and most aerodynamic truck yet and I am expecting to approach speeds near 400 MPH.”
For those that want a jet semi of their very own, look out for the upcoming issue of Model Cars magazine, which is featuring a “how to” article for making your own scale model Spitfire Semi.
Vehicle builder and driver Paul Stender has created some of the fastest and most unique jet powered vehicles that perform at air shows and events worldwide. Some of his most popular creations currently include a 367 MPH Jet Powered School Bus, a 70 MPH Jet Outhouse, and a ’67 Chevy Impala powered by a Cruise Missile engine.
In addition to their live performances in the United States and abroad, the team has been featured on the Discovery Channel, E!, CMT, Speed Channel, TLC, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and many more.
Dinosaurus ROX-the plane eating dinosaur. He is big (30 feet tall) and he is hungry! This mechanical dino breathes fire and can pick up a motorcycle or small plane for a snack.
We have plans to up the smoke and fire, and do some cool fog effects. Can’t wait to take some new footage of the modifications and show you all.
Oh yes we did!
The World’s fastest UTV is putting some take-off in off-road. This highly customized Polaris Ranger RZR features an engine formerly from a Sikorsky Helicopter. The General Electric T58 Jet Engine develops 2,000 Horsepower, and will push this RZR to Speeds in excess of 200 MPH. Ready to go for 2013!
Riding along on his Jet Powered Doghouse, its Baron vs. Beagle as this World War I flying ace gets on top of his Sopwith Camel to take down his archenemy in battle. The jet powered doghouse makes 1,000 HP and shoots out 30 feet of fire and smoke as the flying ace takes off down runways and taxiways on the hunt for the Red Baron.
Oh, No! Did the Red Baron get a new ride? Thanks to Art Nalls for letting us pose in front of his incredible Harrier!
And the miles just fly by after it was fitted with a 42,000 HP GE J-79 jet engine lifted from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom fighter jet. Dubbed “School Time” the bus also belches out 80 foot flames, sending huge clouds of smoke billowing from the tail pipe.
The bus evolved into a high-speed dragster at the hands of motor-head Paul Stender who custom built the hot rod ride. “The entire vehicle was custom built by myself. There’s no way the original bus could have withstood the speeds that I take it to. “Actually a lot of it is hand-crafted and the types of metals used would be more at home on an aircraft.”
Despite its engine size, this school bus still seats three passengers. Media, VIP guests, and sponsors all get in line for a fast trip down the runway! But sadly, it won’t be taking any kids to school in record time: it’s for shows only.
“I built the bus for two reasons.The first is to entertain people because, come on, it’s a jet bus.”
“The second is to inspire kids to keep away from drugs. Let me explain: We do a lot of displays at schools and we are trying to show kids there’s more to life than sitting in front of computers. It’s important for them to have active hobbies and creative interests to keep busy and keep away from bad influences and drugs. That’s why we wrote our motto on the side of the bus, “Jets are hot, drugs are not.”
“I guess this is my revenge for all those days riding on the slow journey to school, now it goes at my kind of pace.”
The School Time Jet Bus is the most popular jet truck we have ever built here at Indy Boys, Inc. It is also easily the world’s fastest school bus. The jet bus can be seen at air shows and drags strips across the United States and Canada.
Yeah, that right, a jet doghouse! I bet you thought it didn’t get any stranger than a jet powered outhouse. The front door of the doghouse is the intake for the jet engine, a Boeing 502. We lift the roof to add the jet fuel. Our doggie driver steers with a set of handlebars on a modified go-cart chassis.
Who let the dog out? WOOF, WOOF, VROOOM!
Need a jet truck for your air show in 2013? Check out the School Time Jet Bus. This 42,000 horsepower Jet Bus is powered by a J-79 engine out of an F-4 Phantom Fighter Jet! We are the most experiences jet truck team in air shows today for a reason. The reason is HUGE smoke and fire! Bigger engine means bigger fire! Up to eighty feet of fire and hundreds of feet of smoke make us the #1 air show act with kids of all ages.