Propane Hot Rod Rolls Through OKC
Jason Amos and his wife Becky Sapp are driving almost 1300 miles over six days. Should be easy, right? Their intention for this trip from Louisiana, through Texas, and Oklahoma into Kansas City, is to do so without spending any money on gasoline. Jason’s 1970 Ford XL can cruise for miles without gasoline, because it runs on propane.
In an effort to generate interest and financing for his independent car chase movie, “Marathon,” filmmaker Jason Amos and cinematographer Beck Sapp will be piloting the Ford, hero-car of the film, on Hot Rod Magazine’s 2016 Power Tour.
The Ford, with its big-block engine, is far from what most would consider environmentally engineered, but with an Impco Bi-fuel propane conversion between its front fenders, the 7-litre engine runs on clean burning propane at a higher-octane than can typically be found at regional fillings stations.
With the car prepped for long-distance driving, Jason and Becky seek to connect with automotive enthusiasts while attempting interstate travel on propane and expanding the practical use of propane as an alternative fuel.
The propane hot rod will be making two stops in the OKC-area on June 15th, 2016:
Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Suburban Propane in Choctaw, 17900 NE 23rd St, Choctaw, OK 73020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Hot Rod Power Tour Stop, Remington Park, 1 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, OK