A MOTORIST drove up and down the size of the UK in a van fuelled solely by cooking oil — from his native chippy.
George Heming, 21, stuffed his 1999 VW Caddy with free leftover fats — after sieving out chunks of spud.
He and pa James, 50, then drove from Land’s Finish to John O’Groats — taking three days to do 1,000 miles.
They then made the 750-mile journey again to their house in Whitstable, Kent, utilizing 180 litres.
Videographer George was impressed by his ex-radio presenter dad, who drove to Paris utilizing cooking oil in 2008.
George mentioned of their journey in Might: “We travelled there and again on chip fats. The draw back was quite a bit had a great deal of chunks of chips in it. So we arrange a filtering system. We additionally discovered it fairly laborious to start out up on a chilly engine. So there have been days once we thought, ‘When is that this factor going to die on us’? But it surely simply saved going.”
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He had rejected a really useful engine modification because it price £1,000. The van then conked out for good after a banger race final week.
George mentioned: “I don’t suppose I’d ever do it once more, only for the odor of the oil. I haven’t been capable of eat fish and chips since, both.”
James mentioned: “It was a very enjoyable method to hang around, and relive that have with him.”