These guys are a little bit nuts. One would have to have a few screws loose to take a 42,000 horse power engine, put it in a school bus, and then attempt to get the bus over 300 mph! Oh, and they said they want to offer rides to willing volunteers! Would you take a ride in the rocket bus?

This reminds me of the Magic School Bus show I used to watch as a kid. Although this bus can't shrink down to cell size, or take someone to the moon, it can get you to school in record time.

KOLN/KGIN-TV's Chad Silber took a ride in this bus and had this to say afterward.

We are locked and loaded. I've got the fire-proof vest on all the way down to the shoes. We can't have any skin showing because just in case this puppy blows up we want to make sure we don't start on fire unless we blow up then I guess it doesn't matter," said Silber. "We're about to get on this bus right here it's a jet-powered school bus. It's the coolest school bus I've ever seen. We're only going to go 200, 250, maybe 300 miles per hour so not the top speed, but I would say pretty darn fast.

via [CBS News]

September 12, 2011 12:35 PM

Jet-powered school bus hits full throttle at 320 mph

(CBS News)There is now a new meaning to the children's song, "The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round." A school bus in Lincoln, Neb., was built with a 42,000 horsepower engine and can hit a speed of 320 mph in just a few seconds - so you would never be late for school!

While children would never actually ride this school bus, there was nothing stopping CBS affiliate, KOLN/KGIN-TV's