Advocates Want To Grill And Drive With Propane Power

A cleaner-burning fuel than unleaded with an average price of under $3 per gallon, propane is an appealing alternative fuel, despite its lower energy content when compared to gasoline. Brian Feehan, VP of the Propane Education and Research Council, is aiming to have 10 percent of "select auto fleets" running on… » 8/25/08 1:00pm 8/25/08 1:00pm

In Gaza, Industrious Mechanics Turn Vintage Cars into Wannabe Pintos

Times are tough in Gaza. So tough, in fact, that the Middle Eastern region's residents, starved for petrol as a result of Israeli sanctions, have turned to running their cars on pressurized cooking gas, according to a report today in the Toronto Star. Yes, that's right: for a little under $300, Gaza mechanics will… » 2/11/08 2:15pm 2/11/08 2:15pm

Canadian Man Ticketed For Driving BBQ Tank-Powered Car

Cars powered by propane aren't exactly rare, a number of manufacturers offer such flex-fuel vehicles. What you don't see a lot of these days is the homemade variety. Thursday, Sarnia police spotted a 53-year-old man driving a car with a protruding hood, which appeared to be blocking the driver's view. Upon closer… » 2/19/07 11:17am 2/19/07 11:17am

West Virginia Gas Station Explosion Kills 4, Injures 9

Some of us here at Jalopnik exist in the form of smokers. We're stupid, we know, but it is not our fault. To sorta-quote Dave Berry, "If the government was serious about stopping kids from smoking, they would eliminate the 10th grade." Somehow this all goes back to a night long ago during 10th grade. We were at a gas… » 1/30/07 5:23pm 1/30/07 5:23pm