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Kentucky Man Builds Bourbon Powered Car

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the drink-to-drive dept.

Transportation 190

autospa writes "With fuel prices rising like crazy, a man from Kentucky came up with a solution to high gas prices. 62-year-old Mickey Nilsson, of Bardstown, Kentucky, made a bourbon-powered junk car. He got the idea from the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Nilsson said that his inspiration came from a character played by Dick Van Dyke in the classic Disney movie."

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Use caution. (2)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923362)

There's a good chance the state will come after you for some sort of a fuel tax if you're doing something like this. :)

Re:Use caution. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923810)

What about all the new electric powered cars? Your right, I am sure they are figuring out a way to add the road tax back on to them.

Re:Use caution. (1)

the simurgh (1327825) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923840)

the current idea the want to force you to bring your car in to verify the miles driven and then make you pay a tax on the miles driven

Re:Use caution. (1)

imric (6240) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923908)

During inspection / emissions testing, maybe?

Re:Use caution. (1)

the simurgh (1327825) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924164)

during your registration for tags

Re:Use caution. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924304)

There's a good chance the state will come after you for some sort of a fuel tax if you're doing something like this. :)

On top of the liquor tax he'll already be paying? Politicians wouldn't dare...

Re:Use caution. (2)

Beyond_GoodandEvil (769135) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924498)

Trust me the excise tax on the alcohol is higher than the fuel tax would be.

Re:Use caution. (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924620)

I remember here in Australia back in the 80's a man made a car that ran on water was on the 6 o'clock news, a week later he was found dead. Nothing more was said.

Re:Use caution. (2)

CapOblivious2010 (1731402) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924812)

I remember here in Australia back in the 80's a man made a car that ran on water was on the 6 o'clock news, a week later he was found dead. Nothing more was said.

Oh please... really?

Maybe he died of terminal stupidity... or embarassment at having pulled off such a scam (though it's the news people who really ought to be embarassed)

Look, if it was really possible to power a car with water (or even get the infamous "100 MPG" you hear about occasionally) the auto companies would do it. Everyone seems to forget that even if the oil companies were all in cahoots to suppress such technology, the CAR companies (in a couple dozen countries all over the world) wouldn't give a damn what the oil companies wanted... they'd jump on such technologies in a heartbeat.

Now if you had a headline like "Toyota announces new 100MPG car that runs on water; all Toyota employees found dead the next day" maybe I'd be interested.

Re:Use caution. (1)

scottrocket (1065416) | more than 3 years ago | (#35925084)

Maybe he dripped water onto calcium carbide, burned the resultant acetylene gas, & the illuminati overreacted. Sounds like a good story for The Mythbusters. ;)

Re:Use caution. (2, Insightful)

Khyber (864651) | more than 3 years ago | (#35925262)

"Look, if it was really possible to power a car with water (or even get the infamous "100 MPG" you hear about occasionally"

Someone doesn't pay attention to SAE supermileage events where high school kids and university students build cars that drop 1,000 MPG (Yes THOUSAND) on a *REGULAR* basis.

I think the current record is over three thousand MPG.

I know sunlight hurts but it pays to step outside now and then.

I think it's safe to say (5, Funny)

Deathnerd (1734374) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923374)

That the driver is also bourbon powered.
Also, I'm from Kentucky and this does not surprise me at all.

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923454)

Could be fun watching drivers fill up at "versatile fuel stations" in Kentucky. Although if you're in line, you might be waiting awhile.

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

jrminter (1123885) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923562)

Great way to verify fuel quality :).

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923596)

Do I recall correctly that Homer fantasized about filling up and talkingt to an ethanol powered car: "One for you. One for me. One for you. One for me."?

Re:I think it's safe to say (5, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923606)

Also, I'm from Kentucky and this does not surprise me at all.

Why would being from Kentucky surprise you?

Re:I think it's safe to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923664)

Most people are not from Kentucky.

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

JustOK (667959) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923942)

Even in North Middletown, KY?

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924156)

That's selection bias.

Re:I think it's safe to say (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923938)

Wasn't there a guy from Kentucky, whose dick was so long he could suck it? Who once said with a grin as he wiped off his chin, "If my ear were a cunt, I would fuck it."

Re:I think it's safe to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924768)

I think you'll find he was from a bit further north [wikipedia.org] .

Re:I think it's safe to say (1)

igny (716218) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923984)

I bet that a 12y aged bourbon to 1y aged is the same as #95 to #87 gasoline. Does it matter if the bourbon came from the same barrel or it was blended? Are the fuel stations hiring tasters now?

Unfortunately (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923376)

He keeps using up the fuel before he can drive with it.

Weird coincidences (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923380)

I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on TV this morning, for the first time I've seen it since I was a little kid.

(Powering a car on alcohol is no feat, with modern engines, it requires little more than pouring the alcohol into the gas tank and tweaking timing a bit - if your ecu wont do that for you automatically)

Re:Weird coincidences (2)

ArcherB (796902) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923438)

I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on TV this morning, for the first time I've seen it since I was a little kid.

(Powering a car on alcohol is no feat, with modern engines, it requires little more than pouring the alcohol into the gas tank and tweaking timing a bit - if your ecu wont do that for you automatically)

Well, to be fair, unless it is REALLY strong Bourbon, it won't ignite. It's not like you can just put Jack Daniels in your tank and run it. 80 proof is not strong enough to be flammable.

I'd still like to see if this would be better if this were something other than an internal combustion engine. Turbine engines can run off just about anything that will burn from natural gas, to gasoline, to Bacardi 151 to kerosene with very little modification if any at all. I still don't understand why we don't use turbine engines in cars. Even if not practical in a standard setup, it should make sense in a hybrid setup. I would love to be able to go to a gas station and say, "Hmmm. What kind of fuel do I want today? Hey, the line for diesel is shorter, I guess I'm getting diesel this week."

Re:Weird coincidences (1)

sjames (1099) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923552)

While more practical for a hybrid than for direct drive, a turbine engine is still a bit high maintenance and very few auto mechanics are up to the job.

Re:Weird coincidences (2)

Mindcontrolled (1388007) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923738)

The problem with turbines is not high maintenance, but their slow response to changes in power level. Direct drive is basically out. On hybrids, where the turbine can run at its optimal point of operation, it might be more feasible.

Re:Weird coincidences (2)

wagnerrp (1305589) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923728)

Turbine engines run at high power, but low torque. The need significant gearing to be useful for automotive operation, and even then, do not spool quickly enough to have acceptable acceleration. Turbines would work fine as a generator in an electric vehicle, but in a hybrid where the engine remains attached to the drive train, you have every bit the same problem.

Turbines are very compact, and due to their high combustion temperatures, can run on nearly anything. For thermal efficiency, turbines benefit greatly from scale, meaning a small turbine will not be. A small diesel generator is going to operate considerably more efficient than a small turbine. It's a tradeoff whether you have a small, light engine, or a more efficient one.

Re:Weird coincidences (1)

Sene (1794986) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923896)

Someone featured a thing called a wave disk engine that resembles a turbine in some way :) That was planned to be the future in hybrid vehicles.

Re:Weird coincidences (1)

Urban Garlic (447282) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924198)

Mandatory nit-pick: Turbines are also internal combustion engines.

Also, it's been done, although at a larger scale -- the Union Pacific Railroad used to have these [uprr.com] beauties, which they liked for exactly the flex-fuel reason you mention. They could run on ultra-cheap heavy diesel oil.

They weren't especially efficient users of energy, however -- turbines are great at full power, but at low power loads, they still use almost as much fuel per unit time as at full power.

In a modern hybrid application, where there's a large battery to store energy, it may well work better.

Wow (1)

codepunk (167897) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923390)

Man powers car on ethanol, forgive me if I am less than impressed.

Re:Wow (1)

InfoJunkie777 (1435969) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924290)

Man powers car on ethanol, forgive me if I am less than impressed.

Dirty ethanol at that. Perhaps it will get some badly-needed funds for KY.

Neat...but... (2)

Zantac69 (1331461) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923404)

...bourbon is much more expensive than petrol - even at european prices.

Re:Neat...but... (2)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923566)

"Neat"? Come on, sir. It's wizard. It's smashing. It's keen.

Re:Neat...but... (4, Funny)

brusk (135896) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923936)

No, it had better be neat. If it were on the rocks that would make the engine much less efficient.

Re:Neat...but... (1)

dwywit (1109409) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924722)

Whoosh!

Re:Neat...but... (1)

chill (34294) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923952)

No, no. The bourbon must be served neat, as opposed to on the rocks, diluted with water or with soda.

Re:Neat...but... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923958)

...bourbon is much more expensive than petrol - even at european prices.

Moohshine?

tomhudson avoids 4 easy questions? LMAO! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924788)

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2088808&cid=35885152 [slashdot.org] hilarious, but that's what you get when you have an undereducated fake it till you make it like tomhudson around here trying to play "programmer" when he's anything but that & quite stupid.

tomhudson ac stalks & trolls others on /.? Bus (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924954)

"Wait until he starts on another kick, then reply to him as an AC. It's the new meme". - by tomhudson (43916) on Sunday May 09 2010, @08:29PM (#32150544) Homepage Journal

QUOTED VERBATIM FROM -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1646272&cid=32150544 [slashdot.org]

Tomhudson did so again, repeatedly, all last week again:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2086424&cid=35841122 [slashdot.org]

and here also:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2086920&cid=35840680 [slashdot.org]

Kind of tough to deny you anonymous coward stalk and troll others tomhudson, when your own words show you do exactly that, and, for more than a year regarding myself!

You're caught now is all.

APK

What a waste (4, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923420)

Why would you use up perfectly good bourbon on driving somewhere? I mean, this seems about as bright as the bumbling alchemist proudly announcing that he'd found a way to turn gold into lead.

Re:What a waste (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923636)

If only there were bourbon that were "good". Instead of creating the same sensation as sucking on a piece of coal dipped in grain alcohol..

Re:What a waste (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923646)

Agreed. This is even sicker than using corn ethanol - which is completely twisted. At least the corn ethanol isn't barrel aged, FFS.

Re:What a waste (1)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924050)

You wouldn't. This is for bourbon that really isn't fit for human consumption anyways.

Re:What a waste (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924380)

Why would you use up perfectly good bourbon on driving somewhere? I mean, this seems about as bright as the bumbling alchemist proudly announcing that he'd found a way to turn gold into lead.

I think it's a grand idea. It's only a matter of time when bourbon is cheaper than gas.

Re:What a waste (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924522)

Why would you use up perfectly good bourbon on driving somewhere?

...because petrol tastes better?

The important part (2)

elsJake (1129889) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923472)

Bourbon is 40% ABV.
Anything under 50% doesn't really burn directly , I'm curious what he did to make it run.
Perhaps using excess engine heat to separate alcohol evaporating it first from the content.

Re:The important part (4, Informative)

radicalpi (1407259) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923534)

Not all Bourbons are 40% ABV. That's just the minimum. Many are 50+%, but, most are 40-48%, but, TFA states it will run off any Bourbon, so your curiousness still remains.

Re:The important part (1)

multipartmixed (163409) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924878)

He says it runs well on Maker's Mark. I don't have a bottle handy ATM, but ISTR it is 90 proof.

Re:The important part (1)

Vectronic (1221470) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923546)

Bourbon can be anywhere from 80 to 160 proof. I didn't RTFA, but if he's making it himself, then it could be even higher, although not really legal.

Re:The important part (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923864)

Proof. Another smart "non-metric" unit...

Re:The important part (1)

hldn (1085833) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924072)

120 proof sounds cooler than 60% ABV.

bigger numbers = better. america wins again.

Re:The important part (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923730)

The article said he built it partly out of an old still. So maybe he fires up the still, which evaporates the alcohol, and just uses that? Not sure what he would use to power the still... It's a completely impractical car, but the engineer in me would love to see the design.

Oblig.. (2)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923476)

One for you and one for me.

One for you and one for me.

One for you...

Re:Oblig.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924268)

its more like:

1 for you and 1 for me....

2 for you and 1, 2 for me....

3 for you, and 1, 2, 3 for me...

Figures (0)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923480)

Having lived in Kentucky for the past three years*, my only response is:

*sigh* That figures.

*: Send help.

Re:Figures (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923560)

Oh come on... it's not like they have a museum dedicated to anti-science. [wikipedia.org]

What a waste (1)

Killerchronic (1170217) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923490)

Waste of Bourbon. Just get drunk on it and forget the fuel prices.

What's new in that? (1)

Blackout for Hungary (1970198) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923524)

Basically the first cars ran on alcohol All older LADA's run fine on vodka, too.

Re:What's new in that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923570)

This one's not COMMUNIST!

Re:What's new in that? (1)

Anne Thwacks (531696) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923966)

The only way to make a Lada "run fine" is to fit a Cosworth engine. (I speak from experience here).

However, if you have to drive a Lada, I recommend drinking the Vodka first.

Re:What's new in that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924364)

But it's basicly only car to start in -30 without help from outside. Well handy if you need to spend whole day cutting trees middle of nowhere with nearest electric pole miles away,

Shill journalism (1)

Dr_Barnowl (709838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923618)

This is just an advert for "Maker's Mark" whiskey. The copy blurbs on about how the car runs best on it.

Yet another product who's value mostly lies in the psychological profile built up by it's advertising.

Re:Shill journalism (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923870)

Yet another product who's value mostly lies in the psychological profile built up by it's advertising.

I don't believe I've ever seen an ad for Maker's Mark. I've seen them for Jack Daniels and Jim Beam - but not Maker's Mark.

Re:Shill journalism (1)

Dr_Barnowl (709838) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924026)

They bought the side of a whole building near my office (in the UK) ... my initial instinct was that it's a product like Grey Goose, thought up just to meet a price point. It's a little older than that though.

I still think it has an element of the price being an important part of it's brand value, but at least it isn't just gussied up grain alcohol.

Re:Shill journalism (1)

demonlapin (527802) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924476)

It's a premium product, and they charge accordingly. Beats the crap out of Jack Daniels. And it's been around a long time, though perhaps not in the UK. 1.75 L will run you just under $50 in the US, for price comparison.

Re:Shill journalism (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924650)

It's a premium product, and they charge accordingly. Beats the crap out of Jack Daniels. And it's been around a long time, though perhaps not in the UK. 1.75 L will run you just under $50 in the US, for price comparison.

Up until recently Maker's Mark was a single-product company - and they've been around for over a century.

It's funny that this came up now, because (a week or so ago) I bought a bottle of their new-ish "premium" Makers 46 bourbon for the first time. I think it's my favorite bourbon; but I haven't tried any of the true premium ($100/bottle) bourbons.

Re:Shill journalism (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35925206)

but I haven't tried any of the true premium ($100/bottle) bourbons.

Try to, at least once in your life to get a pour of Pappy Van Winkle 20. It's one of the very best. Don't fall for the sucker bet and go for the 23 because I've had a number of brushes with 23 and it's never been enjoyable as the 20. More spirity and unbalanced (but surprisingly not dominated by wood).

William Larue Weller is also easier to come by and incredible. But PVW is in a league all its own.

(Also Parker 27... Very Old Barton... sheesh, so many great options)

Sorry, gotta run over and pour myself a little somethin'. :)

Re:Shill journalism (1)

Mr. Slippery (47854) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924070)

I don't believe I've ever seen an ad for Maker's Mark.

I've seen billboards for Maker's.

Bourbon (1)

Alphathon (1634555) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923684)

Until I read the comments I thought they meant the other type of Bourbon [wikipedia.org] :/.

so rumors of rumors should also be cesored (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923724)

3rd party rumors from .self.chosen.gov are considered to be more accurate than gospel. the rest, usually trying to decipher the .gov.gospel, which just so happens to be admitted rumoristic fiction, ripe for endless speculation.fear.hate.mongering.in.general.chaos.disarray.fake.history.weather.channels.broke(en).gov

the car will have to refuel itself.

Hold the phone... (1)

SeaFox (739806) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923772)

From TFA:

"A consumer version of the Nilsson concept car was showcased a couple of weeks ago by Japanese automaker Nissan which set the official debut for 2014. At this point the name used for the car is the Nissan Nilsson, but several names are taken into consideration like the Nissan Alky, the Lush or the Inebriator."

I'm starting to think this is a joke article now.

Re:Hold the phone... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924022)

You mean you didn't suspect anything after reading this:

"Them two knuckleheads from that TV show American Pickers (Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz) stopped by here trying to steal from me. Offering me $200 for my old still. Said I had no use for it since making moonshine was illegal. After that smart-mouthed remark, I shot at em," declared Nilsson.

Since when does anyone in Kentucky care about moonshine being illegal?

The "I shot them", on the other hand, while believable, just makes you wish he was a better shot, or less into sampling the wares.

tomhudson caught ac stalking & trolling on /.? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924940)

"Wait until he starts on another kick, then reply to him as an AC. It's the new meme". - by tomhudson (43916) on Sunday May 09 2010, @08:29PM (#32150544) Homepage Journal

QUOTED VERBATIM FROM -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1646272&cid=32150544 [slashdot.org]

Tomhudson did so again, repeatedly, all last week again:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2086424&cid=35841122 [slashdot.org]

and here also:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2086920&cid=35840680 [slashdot.org]

Kind of tough to deny you anonymous coward stalk and troll others tomhudson, when your own words show you do exactly that, and, for more than a year regarding myself!

You're caught now is all.

APK

Rich Uncle Pennybags! (4, Funny)

gabebillings (1001269) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923816)

That dude is driving a full-sized version of the race car from Monopoly.

Want some rhy? 'Course you do! (1)

MaxBooger (1877454) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923854)

Want some rhy? 'Course you do!

Here's to us!

Who's like us?

Damn few!

And they're all dead!

Re:Want some rhy? 'Course you do! (1)

meyekul (1204876) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924394)

This guy drinks so much, even his plants are potted!

My math may be off, but... (2)

DerekLyons (302214) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923876)

My math may be off, but burning $100+/gal bourbon in place of $3.00-4.00/gal gasoline doesn't seem to add up.

Not cool. (3, Funny)

carpefishus (1515573) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923894)

That's alcohol abuse.

In related news... (1)

MalHavoc (590724) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923898)

A Kentucky man drove off the road and flattened a Krystal shortly after gassing himself up, as well.

Yawn (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923902)

Wake me up, when you have directions for making a urine-powered car.

Bourbon is more expensive per BTU than gasoline. And there is a Federal excise tax that applies to distilled liquors such as bourbon. The current rate is $13.50 per proof gallon

So at approximately 50% ABV, you pay $6.75 per gallon just in taxes to the feds. Probably a couple more $$, so the producer can actually earn some money?

Re:Yawn (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924582)

> Wake me up, when you have directions for making a urine-powered car

They tried, but Budweiser doesn't have enough alcohol content to burn.

Waste of good alcohol (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923918)

What a waste! I'd be interested if it was "Kentucky man builds Budwiesier powered car" Now that is something we can afford to use a fuel source instead of a drink

Re:Waste of good alcohol (4, Funny)

Wumpus (9548) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924116)

What a waste! I'd be interested if it was "Kentucky man builds Budwiesier powered car" Now that is something we can afford to use a fuel source instead of a drink

Oh please - not the old "water powered car" hoax again...

It's not april fools anymore (1)

Layth (1090489) | more than 3 years ago | (#35923924)

So why are we still looking at april fools articles?
Submitter is a subtard

Yea, so .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35923996)

I believe I read that you can make it yourself as long as its for fuel and not to consume. Everybody thinks its about the taxes on making *shine, but actually its because you can cook yourself if you do it wrong and drink that wrong part.

Note, I sadly live in the mashed potatoes know as Kentucky. However, just because people pay ~$100/ Gallon for this stuff, doesn't mean it cost that much. Plus you can make it off a lot of different things other then corn and get the same effect and for much cheaper.

I have friends that have farm cars that run off the shit and have for years, no biggie.

 

Yes, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924006)

If you already have whiskey, why would you want to drive anywhere?

Justified (2)

android.dreamer (1948792) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924096)

I hope I get to see this car on the show "Justified"!

Jack Daniels? (1)

CosaNostra Pizza Inc (1299163) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924228)

Is Jack Daniels Old No. 7 the Premium fuel?

Re:Jack Daniels? (1)

meyekul (1204876) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924376)

Is Jack Daniels Old No. 7 the Premium fuel?

Jack Daniels is Tennessee whiskey, not bourbon, and any drunk from Kentucky will fight you over that. Old No. 7 isn't exactly premium anyway, try Gentleman Jack or something next time. Jim Beam is probably the most common bourbon, but you'll want something more like Maker's Mark if you're going premium.

biscuits powered car? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924426)

This post totally confused me, I instinctively thought of Bourbon biscuits....:
    * https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Bourbon_biscuit [wikimedia.org]

Yum!

Aha (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924540)

Because I would run my car on yank bourbon too, or perhaps clean grease from bearings. Anyone who uses a proper Scotch for such purposes would should be arrested.

New meanint to.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924648)

One for my baby, and one more for the road.

Not so expensive if... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35924830)

You are making your own bourbon!

Sorry, Gas Is Still Cheaper (1)

intoxination (1806616) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924856)

Even the cheapest bourbon will run you about $40 a gallon and that's not counting all the added taxes they put on alcohol. Yeah I'll stick with gas and get 10 gallons for the price of one of his gallons. OTOH, it does throw a kink into the cops saying they smell alcohol. "Hey officer - it's the car!"

Credit where Credit is Due! (1)

eak125 (1780402) | more than 3 years ago | (#35924946)

Am I the ONLY one that is pissed off that this movie is being credited to Disney?!!? The movie is a United Artists production filmed in the UK. Disney had NOTHING to do with it's production, filming or casting at all.

Re:Credit where Credit is Due! (1)

MBC1977 (978793) | more than 3 years ago | (#35925212)

In a word: YES.

Everybody Knows (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35925060)

Kentucky cars are coal powered, for a major tax credit.
jr

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