SOURCE: OTSP

November 10, 2006 19:11 ET

Yahoo! Autos to Set First Ever Attempt Land Speed Record With Grease-Powered Vehicle

What Is a Greasel... and How Fast Will It Go?

Record-Attempt Is the First for a Diesel Vehicle Powered on Regular Cooking Oil

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 10, 2006 --

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2006
7:00PM TO 7:15PM ET
IA 6 TRANSPONDER 11 (C-BAND)
DOWNLINK FREQUENCY -- 3920 VERTICAL

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2006
10:30AM TO 10:45AM ET
1:30PM TO 1:45PM ET
IA 5 TRANSPONDER 23 (C-BAND)
DOWNLINK FREQUENCY -- 4160 VERTICAL
What is a Greasel? If you happen to be driving an SUV, truck or car that runs on diesel, there is hope out there and it might come from a vat of french fries. Current testing using WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil) filtered and prepared for internal combustion systems are currently being used on diesel engines as an alternative for gas and diesel fuel. So, instead of gasoline or diesel powered vehicle, think french fry or peanut oil for fuel. Now imagine yourself stuck in traffic. What would be your choice: the smell of diesel or peanut butter and french fries?

So, how fast can a Greasel go?

Yahoo! Autos will attempt to set a land speed record with a 3,000 HP, 6-cylinder, twin turbo, grease-powered diesel on Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed near Victorville, Ca. Yahoo! will be attempting to get the Greasel car up to speeds of 160-200mph (Final MPH to be announced Sunday).


The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) sanctioned record-attempt is the first for a diesel vehicle powered on regular cooking oil. The two-day SCTA event running Saturday and Sunday will culminate with the land speed record attempt and is the last land speed-racing event of the year. The event celebrates the launch of the Yahoo! Autos Green Center (http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center) -- the most comprehensive source for all things related to alternative fuels.

News footage/interviews will include:

--  Shots of Greasel setting record (external cam at half-way point and
    internal cam)
--  Shots of Greasel at starting line/taking off
--  Shots of Greasel being fueled up/worked on in pit
--  Screen shots of Yahoo! Autos Green site
--  Sound bites from Jennifer Dulski, Yahoo!
--  Sound bites from Lin Austin, Car Builder
    
To preview or download broadcast quality video of the Yahoo! Greasel event visit: www.TheNewsMarket.Com/Yahoo

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Jim Bowling
    323-930-5830