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rocket powered lincoln with wings
considered the greatest car stunt in history . Before attempting this stunt he had already broken his back 6 times.

Powers was not the original stunt driver for that...the guy who the stunt was first concieved for backed out after the first time he saw the car, and realized intuitively there was no way it could make the distance as built....can't remember his name at the moment.

There was always a controversy about what happened, but I think the "official" explanation was that the recovery chutes deployed accidentally and ruined the car's aeros (such as they were).
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