Greasecar Customer Profiles

Matt Davis, another customer from VT, pictured here happily displaying his 98 Jetta TDI at the 2003 VT Solarfest.

The picture shows our two greasecars; Grayce is sitting on the '99 Dodge, which was converted this summer. The '02 Jetta was converted almost three years ago and has run 80,000 miles on grease. Bolstered by all this grease success, we are now heating and producing hot water for our office/warehouse next door. (The house in the picture is heated by wood.) And we are anxiously awaiting the introduction of the Greasecar Jeep conversion kit.

It took me a long time to find this car. I wanted a '99.5-'03 TDI with less than 100,000 miles on it. I wanted automatic transmission, black exterior, cloth interior, and something that hadn't been beat on.

During the first month, I had the timing belt job completely done and had the timing slightly advanced, the compression checked, all fluids and filters replaced, the exhaust gas recirculation valve and intake manifold cleaned, and a general service done.

Daryl Beck installed my system back in January of 2005 in the bitter cold. Over 5,000 miles later everything is working just fine. The photos here are of me and my 1997 Passat TDI at the 2005 Tour de Sol, The Sustainable Energy and Transportation Festival. This event was held on May 14 at the Spring Auto Show in Saratoga Springs, New York. It?s an annual event to showcase alternatively powered vehicles such as electric hybrids, fuel cell, solar, and of course, SVO and biodiesel.

I have several conversation starters on the back of my car.

I installed a Greasecar kit on my '85 Jetta in April, and have driven probably 12,000 miles since then. A friend and I drove it across the country this summer, from North Carolina to L.A. to Seattle and back, proving you can find vegetable oil anywhere (EVEN in Texas!). We visited Jason and Molly in California for a Greasecar reunion of sorts (thanks for the oil!). It's one of the best things I've ever done. I can't say how grateful and proud I am to not be a slave to the petroleum industry anymore. Most people still don't believe it's true.