Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Cross the Country

During the 1981 Future Fuels Rally, competitors raced across the country in experimental vehicles with alternative fuels, such as ethanol, wood gas and more.



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The functional engine of an alternative-fuel car.
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An alcohol-powered vehicle.
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One of the the team's experimental vehicles. 
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MOTHER EARTH NEWS' wood-burning truck, which made the trek across the country.
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Team members perform a few tune-ups.
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Checking under the hood of the wood-powered truck.
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A close up of the wood-powered truck.
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An alternative-fuel vehicle.
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