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27 April 2011

Random video: 70s rocket-powered insanity

Kenny Powers tries one mile jump over the St Lawrence River in winged Lincoln Continental. Fails.

Matthew Jones
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In the early 1970s, when such things were positively encouraged, American daredevil/idiot Kenny Powers was nominated as driver for a cunning plan.

It involved him driving/flying a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental - with wings - off a massive ramp and over the mile-wide St. Lawrence River on the border between Canada and New York State. It cost an estimated $5.5 million in today’s money. And it didn’t go well…


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