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73 MPH On Wood Gas Sets New Record

9/19/2011 3:23:51 PM

Tags: wood gas, Wayne Keith, Salt Flats, world record

As I mentioned last week in I Went 84 MPH in a Wood Gas Truck, Wayne Keith has raised the bar for official land speed via wood gas. On Sept. 14, 2011, Wayne participated in the Bonneville Salt Flats World of Speed time trials. His best speeds came in his third and last run:

0.2 mile: 48.9 mph

0.5 mile: 62 mph

1 mile: 73 mph

Wood Gas Speed Record Ticket 

That's Wayne holding the official ticket. Here are some videos for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

 

 

Read more about wood gas and Wayne Keith:

I Went 84 MPH in a Wood Gas Truck 

Wood Gas! Wood Gasification Powers This Truck 


John Rockhold is a green car enthusiast and Contributing Editor for MOTHER EARTH NEWS. Find him on .



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Craig Vetter
12/26/2011 4:43:29 PM
Wayne: I would love to have you enter a Vetter Fuel Challenge and show us how it is done. The winner is determined in the cost of fuel which means you should do well, indeed. We have scheduled 3 Challenges so far in 2012. The schedule for Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges is: Friday, May 4: The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Carmel, CA Saturday, June 1: Washington State (specifics to be announced) Friday, July 20: AMA Vintage Days, Mansfield Ohio More info on www.craigvetter.com







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