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The World’s First Jet-Powered Amish Buggy

AN AMISH BUGGY that would normally be drawn by horses has been fitted with a turbo jet engine. “It’s like oil and water, they should not go together,” jokes its creator Chad Clark.

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The outrageous project, built by Chad Clark and Mike Monter of Millersburg, Ohio, was originally meant to be something very different./ Barcroft Cars

“Mike and I were at our local county fair, I mentioned it would be really cool to build a turbine-powered four-wheel drive pulling truck,” Chad explained. Traditionally, these buggies would have been moved by horses so this particular one is far from conventional.

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The engine design is technology from the 1940s, so that seems to fit here. The pair added a steel sub-frame to support the extra weight. They also modified the interior to add both aircraft and car gauges, and a racing with a seat for when it has to be driven.