Whisky Tango Foxtrot, British Style

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
whisky tango foxtrot british style

Those wacky Brits– you never know just what they'll try next. From Motor Trader comes a report that farmer Steve Burgess has become the first person to cross the Bering Strait in a land vehicle. He floated across the 56-mile stretch from Russia to Alaska in a Land Rover Defender equipped with pontoons, a propeller and motor. His 10,379-mile trek from his home in Yorkshire was sponsored by Cooper Tires. Back in Merry Olde England, earlier this month Top Gear's James Mays and oenophile Oz Clarke ran a Radical SR4 racing car from 0 ot 60 in 3.5 seconds using "a special distillation of whisky." Bruichladdich distillery manager Duncan MacGillivray said "The exhaust smells much better than petrol. It's a sustainable biofuel; but at £26 a litre, the duty and VAT isn't, so it's not a viable alternative just yet." Of course, that just begs the question of whether the police could charge you with DUI if your car had whiskey on its breath.

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  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Aug 21, 2008

    Cuba Libre!

  • Capeplates Capeplates on Aug 22, 2008

    In England we acknowledge that thare are only two good things to come out of Scotland and one of them is whisky. The other? the road south to England

  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Aug 22, 2008

    £26 a litre... so when petrol goes over that mark (maybe 2010), Islay will be the new Saudi Arabia?

  • 2ronnies1cup 2ronnies1cup on Jun 13, 2011

    The US is way ahead of us with the ethanol compounded E-fuels. All that good old high-purity triple-distilled hooch going to waste just moving cars around...