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Monday, November 4, 2019

A unique pulse-jet powered scooter from the cold-war era

If we see a scooter with a conventional petrol engine, or an electric motorcycle today maybe that is common. But what if the two-wheeled vehicle uses a jet engine? This just deserves to be called unique and eccentric.
The Grand Thrust Star 100, a pulse-jet powered scooter by Randy Regier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
Yes, during the cold war around the 1950-1960s, the United States had developed a unique scooter that used a jet engine that was named the Grand Thrust Star 100 and used extensively across the country.
Synthetic photo documentation (above) that suggests that these vehicles were made in large numbers and were common to every major American city during those years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
It was said that this scooter was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' at that time.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was developed during the Cold War and used extensively across the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
With a unique and vintage design through a rounded and aerodynamic look typical of a scooter that was inspired by the shape of a jet at that time, so the Grand Thrust Star 100 has become a pop icon in its time. But unfortunately in the late 1970s these scooters were decommissioned/scrapped.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pq9v2p)
This is what drives Randy Regier, an American artist who is trying to revive the unique figure of the jet-engined scooter. Not as a daily vehicle, but limited to installation art to be exhibited to the American public.

As quoted of Silodrome, the project includes the creation of a functioning pulse-jet powered scooter, accompanied by synthetic historic images, multiple handmade period-correct toys and kits, hand-painted posters, magazine ads, and an insignia chart

The only thing Reiger has not yet done is to ride the scooter himself. He built it to be fully operational, pulse jet and all, but has not yet put it to the ultimate test. Are you wanna see another American classic scooters?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SILODROME | DRIVETRIBE | RIDEAPART | SOLOMOTO]
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