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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Optional Volkswagen extra, 1959:

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Rear/mid engined front wheel drive. I don't remember ever seeing that arrangement before, except on a dumper. Three wheeler too!

Looks like it may be unstable at speed, in a crosswind.
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"Now you have a JOKER original!"
Relax! I'm only gonna burn my half.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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1963 Chrysler Turbine

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Call it an early alternative-fuel vehicle. The 1963 Chrysler Turbine was powered by a pair of turbines, rather than a traditional internal combustion engine. It could run on anything from JP-4 jet fuel to perfume. Each of the 200 two-door coupes made was finished in Turbine Bronze paint.

Its turbine powerplants provided 130-horsepower and an astonishing 450 pound-feet of torque.

Instead of selling the car, Chrysler lent the 200 vehicles to hand-picked families for testing. Only nine survive today, according to Chrysler, and five are driveable. The technology was never used in a production model sold in dealerships.
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One thing it couldn't run on (without damaging itself) was leaded gasoline - and you couldn't buy unleaded at filling stations in 1963. It would run okay on diesel, but that wasn't available at normal car filling stations in the USA in 1963 either.
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Jay Leno has one. Of course he would.

Pick up at 5:00

Idles at 22,000 rpm.

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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1930s hearse.

[typo corrected]
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1954 camper with a boat as its top.