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Brian Friedman has a reputation for weirdness. The entrepeneur formerly owned Haight Street hipster emporium Anubis Warpus, then bailed out and travelled around and camping in a customized Airstream pulled by a fuel-sucking van, leading him to design a single-tank vegetable-oil conversion for the old Mercedes diesel. Finding a plentiful supply of the cars in LA, he founded Lovecraft Biofuels, a conversion-company and dealership. Old-line grease-fueled-vehicle types have gone on record calling him a pinhead. But the Silver Lake crowd loves it. Of course they do. For what is Silver Lake but the Haight with better weather?

The Crisco Kid [LA Weekly]

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