This is one of those irresistible stories: Neil Young’s hybrid-electric car broke down the other day while he was driving to . . . an environmental jamboree. Heh. Double-heh. But what’s this? His car is a 1959 Lincoln Continental? That cost him $1 million to trick out?
Neil Young, a high-profile proponent of cars powered by alternative fuels, was recently stranded on the highway when his own $1 million biomass-powered hybrid car broke down.
California highway patrol officers found the Canadian rocker stranded on the side of a road near Donner Summit, Calif.
Young was on his way to an environmentalist festival in Canada, according to the Sierra Sun, driving his custom-made hybrid electric 1959 Lincoln Continental.
“The car is touted as the world’s first full-sized luxury series hybrid electric car powered by biomass, according to the LincVolt website,” the Sun reported.
Let’s see: what’s the appropriate sound track for this farce? “Helpless”? “Let’s (Not) Roll”? “Hitchhiker”? “Long May You Run (On Biofuels)?” “Roll Another Number (For the Road)”? How about “Walk On.”