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Jul 25 2012

Ohio Car Collector Adds Jet-Powered “Cyclops” to Garage

Car collector Bob Jones added a car to his vast collection that makes 17,500 horsepower and has been clocked on the Bonneville Salt Flats at 342.88 miles per hour—and it’s not even the fastest car in his garage.

Cyclops—one of many jet-powered Green Monster cars built and piloted by Art Arfons—joined Jones’ remarkable vehicle collection in Akron, OH on Wednesday, joining an additional Arfons creation—another of the famous Green Monster jet-powered cars. That particular one has held three world land speed records. Jones is holding them for the next 18 months or so before they will eventually move to a museum to be opened by Arfons’ son Tim. You can read more about it in this Akron Beacon Journal story.

Cyclops’ engine was scrapped by the U.S. government, serving previously as an F-104 J-79 Starfighter engine. Jones has a marvelous automotive collection and we’re going to make every effort to share his story with you some day. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of Cyclops being delivered to his garage today, and take a peek at just a small portion of Jones’ spectacular car collection!

 

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