What do you get when you combine the movie â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bangâ€ with a bottle of Makerâ€™s Mark? Apparently, if you are an old Kentucky boy like 62-year old Mickey Nilsson of Bardstown, a bourbon-powered junk car.
It only took Nilsson six months to create his bourbon-powered junk car. He got the idea when someone came and offered to take an old still off his hands. He didnâ€™t sell, but he wasnâ€™t sure what to do with it either. Then he got the idea to watch the old Disney classic movie, â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bang,â€ and the rest is history, according to iSpyce.
It really gives readers pause to think that someone rummaging around in their backyard can create a vehicle that runs on a $24 bottle of bourbon (although some would pose that itâ€™s a waste of good liquor) in as little as six monthsâ€™ worth of tinkering. If a single guy can come up with a car like that in his spare time, just what are all those auto makers doing? With millions poured into automobile design and production each year, why are drivers still gnashing their teeth over rising gas prices?
Maybe what auto makers need is a few creative minds like Mickey Nilssonâ€™s? Or just a good bottle of bourbon?