Monday, September 8, 2014

Kilted To Kick Cancer - Day 8: Spaceman Spiff's car

It's hard to hear things over the sound of this awesome ...

That's a 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 gas turbine powered car.  A Harley Earl design, it sounded like a jet engine and the tail pipe would register 1000°.  Even in the days of cheap gas, it sucked fuel like, well, like a jet.

But you don't get much sweeter looking:

Just paint it red and crash it on an alien world, and you have the whole Spiff thing to a T.

But the KtKC thing is about raising money for Prostate Cancer research.  Please click through to donate to this cause.  It's fully tax deductible, as a 501(c)3 charity.  The Donate link is here, and please select Team Borepatch.

And if you click through to read Brigid's post you'll see why she is also invested in this - her Dad is fighting that same fight right now.  She is so invested that she's made an enormously generous offer: the first twenty donations of $50 or more via Team Borepatch will receive an autographed copy of her amazing The Book Of Barkley.


Ken said...

I have a soft spot for the Granatelli turbines that ran at Indy in the '60s.

(Also the Novis, the Cummins diesel roadster that won the pole position for the '52 Indy 500, and anything else a little off the beaten path.)

Home on the Range said...

I got M's copy of the Book out this morning via UPS and thank him again for his donation. The others were shipped Friday via USPS or UPS, depending on the address type.

The car is too cool but here's the Spaceman Spiff Camper - I want one.

NotClauswitz said...

WHAT?? I can't HEAR you! Awesome indeed! Screw the propeller-head battery-powered Tesla thing, I want a General Dynamics turbofan in my next ride!!