Built in 1984 by drag racing legend Les Shockley, the Shockwave packs three Pratt & Whitney J34-48 engines—the same used in the T2A Buckeye naval trainer—onto its 260-inch wheelbase. These generate a total of 36,000 horsepower and 19,000 pounds torque—more than enough to propel this 6,800-pound semi to speeds exceeding 375 miles per hour and clocking a 6.63 quarter mile.
Developed by Québécois inventor Yvon Martel, it's called the MTT-136. The idea itself is pretty simple: put an electric motor and battery pack inside an aluminum box powering a tread going around its circumference and throw a handlebar on one end. It weighs just 280 pounds, it can schlepp you along for anywhere from 28 to 130 miles on a charge time ranging from 15 minutes to 8 hours. Martel is currently looking for manufacturing partner.
Makeup artist Psycho Sandra created an amazing, gross-out effect for her Hallowe'en costume last year: she created the illusion that she had made a domino mask of her own flayed skin! Awesome! More images jump more!