Nov 18th, 2010
The LincVolt and the Damage Done
Sympathies to Classic Rocker (and Grandfather of Grunge) Neil Young, who recently lost a whole lot of memorabilia in a warehouse fire. It appears that Neil’s world-famous one-of-a-kind “LincVolt” hybrid car was charging overnight in the warehouse, and this accidently started the blaze.
For those unfamiliar with the vehicle, in fusion of green and grunge Neil converted his prized 1959 Lincoln Continental into a battery & biodiesel powered beauty. The making of the car was chronicled in a film.
As well as damage to the historic car, Neil lost over $1 million worth of prized possessions. Luckily the fire department got the blaze under control soon, so much of the warehouse’s stored guitars, musical equipment, photos, posters and film canisters were saved.
My, my, hey, hey. It could have been worse. Hopefully Neil will get another clean-burner built and on the road.