Justin Carven is the CEO of Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems, a company that sells vegetable oil conversion kits for diesel automobiles and trucks.
He wants to prove that high-performance cars dont need to depend on environment-destroying petroleum when vegetable oil is cheaper and has cleaner emissions.
To that end, hes working on converting a Baja bug to run on vegetable oil and is hoping to race it in the Baja 1000, a grueling car race through the Mexican desert taking place on November 20.
Carven says the veggie oil, which is mostly recycled and filtered from restaurants, delivers plenty of bang for the buck, but speculates that many Americans dont realize this because the last small cars that ran on vegetable oil the VW Rabbits from the early 80s didnt have much power to their putt-putts.
He says if the Greasecar does well in the Baja 1000, it will go a long way towards showing the potential of veggie fuel.
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