(NECN: Kenneth Craig, Sutton, Mass.) - A father and son from Sutton will spend the next two months traveling the country in a Volkswagen Beetle. What's unusual about the trip is that the car is powered by vegetable oil. Today they stopped by ...
They maybe in your town soon!
Unusual? Not in this forum's world.
For me it's unusual to drive on long road trips and purchase diesel.
'97 Ford F-350 7.3L PSD - Plant Drive kit
'84 Mercedes Euro 300D NA - Custom two-tank
Running on vegoil and biodiesel since May 2006
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