Gallery: David’s Lightning P-38

The photo shows my 2008 Lightning P-38XT with my 1984 Mercedes. The Mercedes has been converted to run on waste vegetable oil. I live 20+ miles from work so I drive the Mercedes about 8 miles in and then bike the remaining 12 to work. Coming home is the reverse but by the time I slide home I have an inexplicable craving for french fries. —David

4 Responses to “Gallery: David’s Lightning P-38”

  • Alexander López says:

    It’s just me or the Mercedes is amazed admiring that beautiful bike?

  • Karen says:

    I love that your car has been converted! Is that hard to get done? Are there people that convert them for a living?

  • Apertome says:

    When I read the headline, I was thinking this was about a different kind of P38.

    Cool bike, though, and I love the car too! Where do you get all that waste vegetable oil?

  • David says:

    I bought the car from a friend of my son who was completely his engineering degree at RIT. He did it himself with a conversion kit from a company called Greasecar. The conversion for this car is relatively simple. There are people/companies who will do the conversions.
    I collect the waste vegetable oil (wvo) from restaurants. For them is its a waste product that they may have to pay to have removed. With the price of gas the market for wvo market has gotten more competitive so usually it is on a first come first served basis. I’m not greedy and don’t hoarde; as long as I have enough to do my little bit of driving that’s okay.
    Still prefer the bike as a transportation mode.

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