Do you feel like a superhero? What I really mean to ask is – are you fearless, have razor-sharp reactions, are good looking, and can drive at over 800mph? If yes, then you might have just found your dream job! The makers of the North American Eagle Jet Car uses a 42,500 horsepower engine from airplane manufacturer Lockheed’s retired 1957 F-104 Starfighter, which uses up to 160 gallons of fuel each minute. That roughly amounts to $18,000 every single run. Partners Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi now want to break the 800 mph land speed record for the US and all they need now is a driver.
Shadle, a former USAF pilot and amateur racer himself, would love to drive the North American Eagle.” But they are worried that his age might stop them from getting sponsors. So Shadle and his Boeing engineer partner Zanghi are looking for someone between 20 and 40 years of age who is photogenic and entirely cool with the idea of, essentially, riding their $150,000 rocket, built over the last 10 years in a rented Seattle hangar. Here’s the catch – the North American Eagle is projected to break the 800 mph record in around 20 seconds. And if this sounds like your cup of tea, send a 400-word email detailing why and a photo to [email protected] Best of luck!