Recently I had the opportunity to attend the World’s Largest Corvette Flea Market (aka Corvettes at Carlisle). Corvettes stretched as far as the eye could see. Some were adorned with large signs proclaiming their mechanical triumph – ‘1200 HP’ one sign read. Another, plastered to the window of a 2004 C5 Z06, read ‘OVER 1000 Horsepowers.’
While all very impressive machines there was one that caught my attention and it only had 1.5 Horsepower.
Meet the 1929 John Deere Model E Ice Cream Machine (video below).
The emerald clad mechanical marvel sounded like a large gas powered sewing machine. Its one-point-five horsepower powerplant churned out a rather tasty treat too.
Last year Nissan aired an anti-Volt pro-LEAF ad that showed everyday appliances running on gas engines. Well this here is the real thing.
This got me thinking – What kind of appliance would you hoon-rig to be driven by a gasoline engine?