A MOTORIST drove up and down the length of the UK in a van fuelled solely by cooking oil — from his local chippy.
George Heming, 21, filled his 1999 VW Caddy with free leftover fat — after sieving out chunks of spud.
He and dad James, 50, then drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats — taking three days to do 1,000 英里.
They then made the 750-mile trip back to their home in Whitstable, 肯特, 使用 180 litres.
Videographer George was inspired by his ex-radio presenter dad, who drove to Paris using cooking oil 在 2008.
George said of their trip in May: “We travelled there and back on chip fat. The downside was a lot had loads of chunks of chips in it. So we set up a filtering system. We also found it quite hard to start up on a cold engine. So there were days when we thought, ‘When is this thing going to die on us’? But it just kept going.”
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He had rejected a recommended engine modification as it cost £1,000. The van then conked out for good after a banger race last week.
George said: “I don’t think I’d ever do it again, just for the smell of the oil. I haven’t been able to eat fish and chips since, 任何一个。”
James said: “It was a really fun way to hang out, and relive that experience with him.”