Paul Stender is best known for designing and building the most jet-powered land vehicles in the world. A native of Big Bend, Wisconsin, Paul grew up racing motorcycles and snowmobiles. He later made the jump into the big leagues and began racing Badger and USAC Midgets. He continued his racing career as an Outlaw sprint car Driver.
While he was drag racing a snowmobile, he watched a jet funny car dragster race. He decided to purchase a jet car. He raced his first jet vehicle in 1995, the Jazz Jet Funny Car at speeds of nearly 300 mph. In his first full year of racing, Paul was awarded the Pro-Jet Rookie of the Year Award in 1997. One day he saw the wind blow a portable outhouse across the tarmac, and he came up with the idea of a jet-powered outhouse.
Paul has performed for fans at air shows and motor sport events around the world. Vehicles Paul currently owns and races include the Dodge RamJet that reaches speeds near 400 mph, the Port-o-Jet Jet Powered Outhouse that reached 70 miles (110 km) per hour, the School Time Jet School Bus, the American Thunder Jet Jeep, and the Armageddon Jet Funny Car.
These days, Paul Stender is as much of a star as the vehicles he builds. Paul and his vehicles have been featured in nationally recognized print publications including FHM, Popular Science, ESPN the Magazine, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and the National Enquirer. Paul has also been featured on hit television shows that include Dangerous Curves (Spike TV), Monster Garage (Discovery Channel), and Horsepower TV in the United States. Paul and his jet vehicles have appeared on numerous Japanese television shows.
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- ^ ab c d "Kansas City Aviation Expo: Performers". Mid-America Youth Aviation Association. 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- ^"Hold on to your trousers... it's the world's fastest loo!". Daily Mail. May 1, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-11.