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The Hungerford Rocket car (aka "Shirley Lois: Moon Girl") was built on a 1921 Chevrolet Chassis in 1929. It had a conventional power train as well as a rocket propulsion system. Only one of the jet nozzles was functional. The others were for appearance. The original Chevy engine ran until it reached 50 mph. The driver then cut in the gasoline powered, forced air rocket engine. The car body was made out of linoleum and cardboard allowing passengers to kick their way out if there was an accident. The car went 70 mph and shot out a 20 foot flame while getting 2 miles per gallon.  Click on any picture for an enlarged view (and slideshow).

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