Today, alternative propulsion systems are more or less a thing. We’ve got hybrids, and battery-powered electric cars, bio-fuels, pneumatic systems, hydrogen fuel cells… and wood. Yes, wood. At least, one old man has wood. No pun intended.
Herb Hartman, a retired machinist with a 1991 Cadillac, doesn’t really worry about those $4 gallon gas prices these days. Rather, he’s just in search of good firewood. Mostly, he attains the biomass from a friend, and fills a giant black tank fitted on the back of his old Cadillac (it cost him $700), where he claims he can go fifty miles on the stuff. Hartman notes that he can use pretty much any other biomass, dead grass for example, but the density of the wood is what makes it the fuel of choice.
If only it wasn’t for all the labor and smoke, though. To learn more, watch the video here.