20 Crazy Vehicles You Have to See to Believe

– [Reacher] I think we can
all agree that there are some interesting vehicles out on the road. This is Reacher, and today
we found 20 crazy vehicles you just won’t see every day. Number twenty. California daredevil Ron
Patrick has installed a 1500 jet engine into the
back of his new VW Beetle, providing it with extreme celeration. He fitted the massive engine into the back of the small hatchback
at a cost of $200,000. With the new infusion of power, the car is able to exceed
the 140 mile per hour maximum speed measured
by the cars speedometer. Patrick says he often
enjoys taking his car out for a spin at night, where
it’s frequently pulled over by curious police officers. (upbeat music) Number nineteen. By strapping a couple
of two-stroke Parajet motors and propellers to a metal frame, Colin Furze built his
do-it-yourself hoverbike with no steering, seat, or brakes. The initial design of the aircraft has two motors and propellers mounted to the bottom of the frame, and
turning in the same direction. But after switching to an S-shaped frame, each propeller was then able to rotate in the opposite direction. This counter-rotation of the propellers seemed to cut down on the gyroscopic spin. (music continues) Number eighteen. This street legal Viper was
built by mechanic Dean Shore. It was made from a Jeep with a small block Chevy V8 engine, which is what we expect was powering the original spaceships. (music continues) Number seventeen. This Decopod concept is
unique to the auto world. Inspired by the 1930
Henderson Streamliner, the Decopod is a rideable,
one-of-a-kind work of art. Each one is street legal, as well as signed and
numbered by the artist. The hand-formed aluminum
body is mounted on a new Vespa Piaggio automatic
step-through scooter for a top speed of 150 miles per hour, with a body shell that weighs 30 pounds. (music continues) Number sixteen. For the past few years,
62-year old Zhang Junlin has been tinkering away
at an old warehouse, building a submarine with his friends. It seats 20 people, and
is supposed to be able to reach speeds of 15
nautical miles per hour, and hit depths of around 50 meters. Made of stainless steel, the whole thing weighs about 25 tons. (music continues) Number fifteen. As a child growing up in Muncie, Indiana, Curtis Hutchinson said that he never had a red Radio Flyer wagon to
pull around the neighborhood and take his friends for a spin. Now, after 65 years later,
he and his wife and friends can just sit in one and
drive it around town. With a 350 small-block Chevy engine, and a turbo transmission,
the wagon can hit speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. (music continues) Number fourteen. A gentleman from China spent two months making this wacky creation
using metal and an old engine. The result doesn’t quite
have the grace and beauty of a real horse, however it’s quite an
impressive accomplishment from an engineering standpoint. He was inspired by the
story of a Chinese ruler who allegedly created the
first-ever mechanical horse. (music continues) Number thirteen. To build this high-riding snow plow, Colorado welder Rex Bailey mounted tires from an agricultural sprayer onto an old Dodge 3500 diesel pick-up truck. Rex used a commercial plasma cutter to create spokes, axle mounts,
and the trucks rear end. The wheels are 76-inches high, which allows the truck to drive through three feet of snow and
most offroad terrain. It even has a tilt gauge
to let the driver know if he’s about to tip over. (music continues) Number twelve. Builder Lars Eric Lindbergh’s hot rod consists of a fiberglass Model T replica mounted on a frame above a
Bonneville Duet station wagon, powered by a Chevy V8 engine. Underneath, he installed
the tracks and suspension from an Arctic Cat snowmobile, allowing the vehicle to cruise across the frozen lakes of Sweden
at 100 miles per hour. They took about 500 hours to
build, at a cost of $15,000. (music continues) Number eleven. When Rick Sullivan received a call to transport an overturned Ford Ranger to his shop, he wasn’t
looking for his next project. But when he saw the
pick-up truck on it’s roof, with four wheels sticking up
in the air, he got an idea. At first glance, it looks
like a red and white Ford pick-up truck on it’s roof, but it’s really a 1991 Ford
Ranger with a 1995 F-150 body placed over the top, upside down, complete with spinning tires. (music continues) Number ten. Art Haynes, a designer from Maine, came up with the idea of
building his own solar car. When he pitched the idea
to his local civics group of having high school students
help him build the car, it was well-received. He and eight students
discussed the project, and they came up with a list
of specifications for the car. Haynes then designed the solar car’s prototype on his computer, and the Solar Neighborhoods
Electric Car was born. (music continues) Number nine. Dutchman Arthur van Poppel
has created his own drivable mini F-35, and the plane is awesome. Sure, it’s a scaled-down version, and it doesn’t come with a mini helmet, but you can actually drive
the thing like a car. And you can’t help but admire
the amazing level of detail. (music continues) Number eight. Bob Dollum is a man
possessed by a lot of things, but mainly the drive to
build a working replica of Batman’s current-generation
Batmobile, the Tumbler. This recreation has it
all, the afterburner, the huge honking double-barrel wheels, and the stealthy look on all the edges. Dollum threw it all
together from nothing more than available photos,
and the movies themselves. He custom welded it in
his own garage by himself, and if you’re assuming he
has an impressive Bat-suit to go with it, you’re probably right. (music continues) Number seven. This is the ultimate hipster vehicle. Retro and tacky, yet awesome. “Who’s worried about a zombie apocalypse?” That’s what you’ll be saying if you own this totally awesome, bugged out tank. (music continues) Number six. The 1973 Volkswagen Beetle with half-tracks and missile launchers that kept America safe
for years is now for sale. The car, which started life as a stock CC Type One Beetle, was
converted in some dramatic ways. Most obvious are the rubber tracks replacing the rear wheels,
but it also appears the front has been protected with the strongest armor known
to man, another old VW hood. (music continues) Number five. When I say homemade, I’m not
telling you that for a fact, because we couldn’t
find out anything about this tractor, tricycle,
amphibious vehicle, nor do we know who made it, and what kind of motor it’s packing. Regardless of that, even
from the very first moment when we came across it, we felt
compelled to show it to you, because we really don’t get to see such great all-terrain vehicles. This can literally run through bushes, mud, water, over rocks, you name it. (music continues) Number four. When it comes to the embodiment
of passion and devotion one has for cars, it doesn’t
get any better than this. This incredible replica of
the famous American muscle car also comes with it’s own
Briggs & Stratton engine. This little Superbird really has it all, and after a lot of hard work, and impeccable precision and
details, the designer came up with the perfect replica
of the real thing. He really did a marvelous job, and we applaud him for his creation. (music continues) Number three. A lover of all thing vehicular has transformed a once-sunken boat into a road legal, drivable car. Mark Ray designed and
built his dream motorboat after his wife Robin bet
him that he couldn’t do it. He spent a total of
$8,000 merging a GMC Jimmy with a recovered Sea Rainbow Rider. After stripping the boat
of its motor, out-drive, interior, and floor, he
combined it with a car that has been taken
apart, and left with only its chassis, seat, and motor. (music continues) Number two. The Maverick LS design has been developed as an easy-to-operate air and land craft. It’s intuitive and safe to fly or drive by people in frontier areas of the world, enabling them to use this unique vehicle in humanitarian applications
and healthcare services, as well as providing the opportunity to interact with fellow citizens. (music continues) Number one. What if there was a
do-it-yourself vehicle platform that was not only affordable,
but also street legal, open-source, and
versatile, with the option for an electric drivetrain, or
an integrated hybrid engine? The Tabby is the original platform, and it isn’t necessarily
designed to be street legal, though it could be made so. The blueprints and
plans can be downloaded, improved upon, and shared with others. This could be a great jumping-off point for creating your own custom vehicle, or even as an educational tool. (music continues) – Hey guys, this is Cassie! I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments below what you found to be the
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