Wow, this is really cool: Neil Young Works to Make a Lincoln Continental Run on Clean Fuel.
Neil Young wants fuel-efficient cars, and as a politically active rock star, he wants everyone else to have them, too. But Mr. Young is not ready to give up his love of big cars, and he doesn’t think many other drivers are, either.
So Mr. Young, the iconoclastic godfather of grunge, has assembled a team to turn a nearly 20-foot-long, 5,000-pound 1959 Lincoln Continental into a vehicle that will run on natural gas, electricity or some other form of clean energy. His aim is to win the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, a $10 million challenge to develop a vehicle that can get 100 miles per gallon or better by 2009.
Check out the details: they're planning to run a rotary engine on natural gas. They expect to get 1,000 miles of driving out of one tank. A German engineer is involved. :-) And Young is making a documentary about this project, and sharing knowledge online, including clips on YouTube.