Mentos Coke Car – Mentos might be a breath mint for most people, but for two men, it’s a form of combustion for Coke Zero and their Diet Coke Car known as the ‘Mark II’ project. When mixed, it can propel it’s way to set a new distance record and we got the video to prove it.
Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are well-know for their soda-and-candy-powered propulsion and it’s always exciting to watch.
In November 2005, they created the first Coca Cola & Mentos experiment as the finale to a sketch called “In The Kitchen With Fritz” at the Oddfellow Theater in Buckfield, Maine.
Then the former clowns spent the next five months working on new effects and preparing a 101-bottle experiment modeled on the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. They filmed their big experiment, “The Extreme Diet Coke and Mentos Experiments: Experiment #137” on April 29, 2006 in a field in Buckfield, Maine.
“The Extreme Sticky Note Experiments” was their third project. For this, they used over a quarter of a million sticky notes to create colorful waterfall and slinky-like effects in an office setting. It received approximately 13 million views on television and 4 million views online.
For their most recent Metos Coke project, Grobe and Voltz created a single-seat rocket car powered by 54 bottles of Coke Zero and 324 of their famous small oblate spheroids mints. Apparently, as shown in the video below, the Mark II traveled 239 feet. This was an improvement from last year’s 220 feet with only half the fuel.
Here’s the video of the Mentos Coke showdown.