Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some things are just ironic

Updated: 11/16/2010 10:02:40 AM PST

The three-alarm blaze that caused $1.1 million in damage to a warehouse filled with rock legend Neil Young's music equipment and memorabilia appears to have started in a one-of-a-kind hybrid car stored at the site, a fire official said Monday.

Flames began in a 1959 Lincoln Continental dubbed LincVolt, which runs on electric batteries and a biodiesel-powered generator, and then spread to the warehouse at 593 Quarry Road in the early morning of Nov. 9, according to Belmont-San Carlos Fire Marshal Jim Palisi and a website devoted to the car.

Young assembled a team of workers in 2008 to convert the 19.5-foot behemoth from gasoline to hybrid power, an effort he chronicled in a four-part film series.


Submitted by Jim Wagner


Sharon said...

Glad to see this posted - hope Nancy Hall and her biodiesel cohorts who did not believe their plan was dangerous, get a clue.

Anonymous said...

This is not ironic -- just an unfortunate event. Neil Young was not working with alternative fuel technology for safety purposes. See "Isn't It Ironic?" by Alannis Morrisette.