I heard this story a while ago, and y'all prolly heard it, too. If someone can find the actual story to either dispute or confirm these facts, that would be greatly appreciated.
A man worked at an airplane manufacturing company, I believe it was Boeing. The 747'* (or similar large plane) have booster rockets on the wings to assist with take-off. This man got a bright idea one day, and smuggles one of the rockets out of the factory. He then proceeded to fit this rocket to his car along with a switch to activate the device. He found a stretch of road that was flat and straight for several miles. At the end of this straight-a-way was a curve, with a mountainous cliff edging the road.
He begins his run-of-a-lifetime with pedal-to-the-metal acceleration. He'* approaching 90 when he reaches this straight-a-way. Doing approximately 95 at this point, he hits his button.
According to the story I was told, they found the car about 10 ft. off the ground smashed against the cliff at the end of the straight-a-way. Upon further examination, they found his fingernails embedded into the steering wheel
!!! Wow. What a rush...What a way to go....
Has anyone else heard this story?? I'll see if I can find it.