Inventor Nilsson shows off bourbon powered vehicle.
LOUISVILLE – 62 year old Mickey Nilsson of Bardstown Kentucky, finally found a way to make his tinkering hobby pay off. Inspired by the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Nilsson transformed a collection of “junk” into a motor vehicle that does not rely on foreign oil as it’s fuel source. His car is entirely powered by Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.
Nilsson spent 6 months, in his workshop turning his one-time still and collection of junk into a whiskey sipping motor vehicle. “The car will run on almost any bourbon, but she really purrs on Maker’s Mark” said Nilsson.
With Maker’s Mark currently at an average selling price of $24 a fifth it’s likely most owners would fill her up with Old Crow, or even Old Grand Dad. Either way, it’s still a pricey fuel option, but before long it may be a bargain. Gasoline prices have been skyrocketing, jumping a whopping 50% in the past year.