Aug 1, 2008

Recomended Reading: Motorhead Messiah

We wanted to do a full/real post about this article and how it can or could and/or should relate to ski boats, instead, we are just going to pull a fun quote and mention the fact that this dude is freaking amazing with the shit he can do to motors, making them insanely efficient and incredibly powerful.

Johnathan Goodwin is a grease monkey type guy who has been messing with big trucks and ways of making them more efficent and has done some pretty amazing things with diesel engines, turbine motors, electrick motors, etc, etc.

Its fascinating.
"Conservatively," Goodwin muses, scratching his chin, "it'll get 60 miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You'll be able to smoke the tires. And it's going to be superefficient."

He laughs. "Think about it: a 5,000-pound vehicle that gets 60 miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!"
Wow. Its a lengthy article but it is incredible to read. Makes me want to soup up the Chevette into a monster diesel bad-ass.

For those of you who dig Neil Young like the CRB does, this is also the dude who is responsible for Neil's Linc Volt concept vehicle, where he is taking his 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV and converting it to fully-electrick "zero emmisions" kick ass ride.


Officer Buck gives this article: 11 Thumbs Up


  1. btw, i am aware that the article is over a year old, but, the link volt concept is going on current and besides all that its certainly worth it to read if for no other reason then the amazing array of possibilities if you let your imagination go wild.

    /run-on sentance

  2. very intrigueing article. not only is he doubling or more the milage, but it jacks the HP way up. would be interesting to see what indedent studies have been done. but if this is all true, then it could be a great help for waterskiing.


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