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Finally, somebody's built a jet-powered wheelchair


By adamg - Aug 30, 2004, 3:13 PM
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Giuseppe Cannella had a big surprise for his mother-in-law when he put a jet engine on the back of her wheelchair.

Mr Cannella says the chair can now do top speeds of more than 60mph and has proved the star of a model plane championship during the Bank Holiday. ...

"Originally it was a gimmick. I had a jet engine and I was going to put it on a go cart.

"But the missus says put it on something unusual and so I put it on the mother-in-law's wheelchair," said Mr Cannella, who is from Luton in Bedfordshire.

"She was on holiday at the time so she didn't know what I was doing until she came back. ...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/3611660.stm

I love the line: "I had a jet engine ..."

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Re: Finally, somebody's built a jet-powered wheelchair

By eeka - Aug 30, 2004, 4:08 PM
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Well, yanno, he had an extra one lying around...

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