Wow. Tonight is just a treasure trove of car-related stuff for me to point and laugh at. 🙂
I’ve heard of stuff like this before, but I’ve never actually seen plans. Behold: “PRELIMINARY PLANS TO RUN YOUR CAR ON TAP WATER!” (emphasis most definitely not mine). edit 17 March 2021: I replaced the original link with an archive.org version.
Of course, we all remember how easy it is to show that this won’t work, right?
(Bonus points for the student who thinks to ask the designer why the water vapor coming out of the tailpipe can’t simply be condensed and used again.)
The sentence I love the most, though, is this one:
If you test it out, though, do as the writer suggests and use an old car that doesn’t represent a loss of value if you can’t make it work.
In other words, if you can’t make it work, it’s your fault. After all, they “know by personal experience that the technology is sound.”