73 MPH On Wood Gas Sets New Record

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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

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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