1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Shockwave Jet Powered Truck!

I was talking with my friend Gary this morning, and he mentioned that one of the most impressive things he had ever seen was the Shockwave Truck at an airshow a few years ago.  He saw it race a plane!  Gary is not a car guy, and so I thought if this impressed him, it was worth a look!

Here is part of what I found.  There is a lot more out there, so.... have fun!

Baurspotting Presents:
Les Shockley and the Shockwave Truck!
(now owned by  Darnell Racing Enterprises apparently)

Put on your headphones!  ;)  Trust me on this!



Shockwave (Jet Truck)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shockwave is one of two jetpowered trucks. Namely, Shockwave, a Peterbilt semi, and Super Shockwave, a 1957 Chevy.
File:US Navy 030906-N-4459K-060 Shockwave, the world's fastest truck, dazzles the crowd.jpg
Shockwave at the 2003 Naval Air Station Oceana Regional Air Show.
·        1 Shockwave
·        2 Super Shockwave
·        3 References
·        4 External links
Shockwave is the first of the Shockwave trucks. It currently holds the world record for jet-powered full-sized trucks at 376 miles per hour (605 km/h).[1] The truck has three Pratt & Whitney J34-48 jets, which allow the truck to complete the quarter-mile in 6.63 seconds.[2]
Super Shockwave[edit]
The Super Shockwave is the most recent of the two trucks. The truck has two Pratt & Whitney J-34-48 jet engines. The truck is built on a 1957 Chevy cab. In the full mile, the truck is able to reach 336 mph.[3]

Welcome to the Shockwave & Flash Fire Jet Truck Website!

When Les Shockley created the SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck in 1984 he had no idea the major impact this Triple Jet Engine Monster would have on not only the Drag Racing World but also the Airshow Industry. SHOCKWAVE has literally become a National Icon. We have many fans who say they saw this truck perform when they were kids. As a matter of fact Chris Darnell, who shares the driving responsibilities with his Dad Neal, got to ride in SHOCKWAVE at the young age of 7 years old and now he's in the Drivers Seat, a dream come true for him.
With Darnell Racing Enterprises recent acquisition and rebuild of the famous SHOCKWAVE we are in the middle of a very busy 2013 Season.
Anticipation and planning for the SHOCKWAVE 30th ANNIVERSARY Tour in 2014 is well underway with over 10 Shows already on the 2014 Schedule. 

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