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Draguar: 1974 Jaguar.... was a V12 (I think) purchased for $1000; Chevy 350 conversion, add a blower and cut a hole in the hood in just a few hours. Quite Mad Max meets the Tea & Crumpets set.

Here's a very interesting analysis of the Red Bull supersonic parachute operation: risks and other not-quite-similar attempts. For example, such things as deployment of a drogue chute (like the current record holder did) if he enters a flat spin. Details like how the deployment is by one hand, independent of…