By: Sleepy | 10 31 2013 | 11:32 PM

Bob Maddox, Autopia’s favorite daredevil and homebrew jet enthusiast, has built a jet-powered coffin just in time for Halloween.

It’s no surprise that Maddox would end up in a coffin, and not just because his hobbies include jumping out of planes and strapping jets onto bicycles, cars, and his body.

Maddox is a self-described “kid that lived on graveyard hill.” Growing up, his house was built adjacent to an old cemetery. The headstones had been moved, but unbeknownst to the Maddox family, the coffins remained underground. “When I was little my dad dug a swimming pool and hit four graves,” he said, an event that caused a small uproar in the tiny town of Phoenix, OR.

Years later, Maddox combined his love of Halloween, his fascination with pulse jets, and his skills as a cabinet builder to create a coffin car. He always loved watching the Munsters, so the car is kind of an homage to the Drag-U-La coffin car that Grandpa Munster once drove. It took him about a month to build and cost around $1,300, including coffin handles he snagged off eBay.

 



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