Sea-to-Sea in Mini SUV
By Bill Moore
Charlie MacArthur's 75 years isn't going to stop him from proving you can get from coast-to-coast with a minimum amount to fuss and fuel, provided you have the right vehicle, and he thinks the Reliant Robin -- with a few modifications -- is just the car to do it. [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org].
MacArthur's home base is Maine, which had endowed him with a certain amount to Yankee self-reliance and tenacity. In this half-hour interview he talks about his up-coming trip slated to begin on Labor Day here in the USA. He explains why he settled on the three-wheeled, 800-pound, four-passenger Robin and the challenges of converting it to a biodiesel-fueled, hybrid-electric.
He also talks about his apocalyptic novel, "The Adjustment" which is set five years into the future when New York's power-grid collapses and the havoc that follows in the wake of oil depletion. It's a gloomy novel he hasn't wanted to even give his grandchildren.
Still, he's a man of hope and determination who tries to do his small part to make the planet a bit more of a sustainable place to live. Click the Play Audio links at the top of the right-hand column to listen to our discussion about driving Sea-to-Sea in a Mini-SUV. Requires RealPlayer plug-in from Real.Com.
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