Frenchman Sets World Speed Record On bike Fueled By Bleaching Hair Component

Not a blonde story. Frenchman Francois Gissy set a world speed record Sunday by reaching 163.4 mph (speed measures by GPS) on a rocket-powered motorcycle fueled by hydrogen peroxide, the same ingredient used to bleach hair. For safety issues, public was not admitted on the bleachers to watch the attempt. This very special bike “to dye for” was produced by a Swiss company called Exotic Thermo Engineering qualifying it of ecological ! Really?

13 Responses to “Frenchman Sets World Speed Record On bike Fueled By Bleaching Hair Component”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry May 25th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    “John Paul Mitchell Systems”

    Same dude?

  2. 2 BobS May 25th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Sounds like fun!

  3. 3 barney89 May 25th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Dangerous. Hydrogen peroxide explosion is what sunk the Kursk. Used in their torpedoes, some how unstable apparently.

  4. 4 Iron Horse May 26th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I remember in the early 70’s, seeing Captain Jack McClure race his hydrogen peroxide/silver catalyst rocket powered go cart at US 30 Dragstrip in Indiana. At that point in time he was hitting 200mph in the quarter.

    I read somewhere recently that he had boosted the fuel pressure and achieved almost 250mph at a track in Kansas (I believe). I also read that he was using 40% pure hydrogen peroxide as his fuel of choice and that he only carried enough of it for the engine to burn for 1000ft, so he was basically coasting across the finish line.

    I also seem to recall that hydrogen peroxide, in concentration, is a rather aggressive oxidizer that can corrode many materials, including human skin.

  5. 5 Zipper May 26th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    What a rush. ..Z

  6. 6 Xea May 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Looks like fun!

  7. 7 Smittydog May 26th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Iron horse, I remember that myself.US 30 was great.

  8. 8 Sergio Bayarri May 27th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Fact is chassis (all aluminium) was machined and welded at Sbay´s factory in southern Spain.

  9. 9 Aloha-Terry May 27th, 2013 at 9:46 am
    The Germans used these in WWII and most of the crews were killed when the rocket fuel blew up in take offs or when a little was left in the tanks on landing…this French Guy is one brave Dude…

  10. 10 bean're May 27th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Cyril Huze and this guy- proof that not all Frenchmen are bad- lol

  11. 11 Flo May 28th, 2013 at 7:39 am
  12. 12 Walter Jun 1st, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Hey Iron Horse….I ran into a guy you remember from US 30 about 3 weeks ago at Cordova Drag Strip.
    Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick is still alive and still racing a Pontiac at age 83. Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! at US30 on WLS AM……….Those were the times!

  13. 13 RC Nov 10th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I just saw him do a 5.14 @264 mph in Brandenton FL at the manufacturers Cup World Finals. it was amazing. What a cool guy.

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