Tim Arfons

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CONTACT INFO
  • Address: 2396 Pickle Rd.
    Akron, OH 44312
  • Phone: 330-807-0140

Armageddon

"Armageddon" was the last indoor exhibition vehicle built by Tim in 2003.
 
Again, it was constructed around a GE T-58 turbine engine covered by a ¾-scale Mustang Funny Car-style body.  Tim built the "Armageddon" for Feld Entertainment, which had earlier bought the USHRA Monster Truck show program.  Feld asked Tim to build a jet (turbine) powered car which was different, and exciting to be a featured exhibition act for the indoor events it had scheduled in Europe.

Tim says, "Feld knew that I had the most experience with the GE T-58, and could supply them with what they needed for their European Tour.  

"I hooked up with in infamous 'Greggo' ('Greg of Akron') for the paint job, and together we created a wild, fireball effect - appropriate for 'Armageddon.'   Little did I know it would be Greggo's final paint job for me.

"'Armageddon' was the hit with the fans the folks at Feld had hoped for, and it was a good vehicle, technically, as well.  It handled very well doing turns in the tight quarters of indoor arenas - something that was not easy to do.  I made certain the car would put on a huge fire show, and of course, the crowds loved it! It toured not only in Europe, but in the U.S. as well."