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This motor really cooks (MotorHead Grill)
Leader Call ^ | April 4, 2009 | By Rob Sigler

Posted on 04/07/2009 7:44:32 PM PDT by Islander7

It’s the typical story of American ingenuity. Two buddies get together, get an idea to build something and before you know it, they’ve come up with a one-of-a-kind item. And of course there’s an engine involved.

“We just started throwing parts at it,” said Russ Freeman, one of the inventors of the unique MotorHead Grill. Freeman’s good friend, Jay Thurman, had come into his garage and said he wanted to build a functional grill out of an engine block for his dad.

The West Jones High School grads tried this and tried that. Eventually they had what looked like what they were trying to build. They had an engine stand fabricated and hid their “engine-grill” .

The duo knew they had something, but weren’t sure where to go from there. They decided they needed to patent this thing, but that would cost money — something neither had a lot of.

Thurman had done some real estate and “flipped” a few houses. He knew of a house that was coming up on foreclosure. A mutual friend loaned them $10,000. Freeman’s wife wasn’t so sure.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cooking; invention; mississippi
They auctioned off an autographed MotorHead Grill that included the signatures of NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Rusty Wallace, Kelly Bires and others. It raised over $1,500 for Speedway Children’s Charities. They’ve also donated a MotorHead Grill for the Laurel Leader-Call to sell raffle tickets with the proceeds going to Relay for Life. Tickets are available at the LL-C office for $2 a piece or three for $5. The drawing will be held the night of the Jones County Relay for Life on Friday, May 1st at the Laurel Sportsplex.
1 posted on 04/07/2009 7:44:32 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

Mississippi PING!



2 posted on 04/07/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: NYTexan

PING


3 posted on 04/07/2009 7:49:41 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: doodad; LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget; FrogHawk; kalee; chesley; A knight without armor; ...

BBQ ping y’all


4 posted on 04/07/2009 7:51:34 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Islander7; martin_fierro

G’nnelmen start yo’ smokers!


5 posted on 04/07/2009 7:52:22 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Islander7

That’s insane! I want one!


6 posted on 04/07/2009 7:55:24 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; SouthTexas

Good find!


7 posted on 04/07/2009 8:02:25 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: stainlessbanner; All
"...The West Jones High School grads..."

My school, I've never been so proud. Ha!

Class of '69

8 posted on 04/07/2009 8:19:19 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 230FMJ; 68 grunt; absolootezer0; AdamSelene235; AJMaXx; angry elephant; arbooz; ...
Y'know, somebody should make a V-twin Smoker...


Visit the FMH Swag Store & support FR!
Send FReepmail if you want on/off FMH list
The List of Ping Lists

...Oh. Nevermind.

9 posted on 04/07/2009 10:53:34 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Islander7
Look real close...its wearing a MADE IN CHINA label. Good idea though.
10 posted on 04/08/2009 4:42:32 AM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: Tainan

Of course it could also say “Made in Taiwan”, and I have no problem with that.


11 posted on 04/08/2009 4:46:20 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: usmcobra
In the article it mentions that the guys flew to China to find a manufacturer,

Personally, I would prefer if it was made on Taiwan. I'd even be open to helping them fins a maker here on the island. But it looks like they struck a deal for a mainland Chinese partner.

Just a comment in relation to the flow of articles about items made in the PRC.

Whatever the opinions, I'm glad the guys got their deal rolling and wish them good luck with their enterprise.
12 posted on 04/08/2009 4:55:19 AM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: Tainan

Yeah the chinese will mass produce their own version and under cut whatever these guys sell theirs for....


13 posted on 04/08/2009 5:07:03 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Islander7

BAH!,, Tornado’s Rule!! Class of ‘74

It is good to see some home grown boys making it good!


14 posted on 04/08/2009 5:12:56 AM PDT by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution.)
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To: NYTexan; MS.BEHAVIN

Pretty neat. :)


15 posted on 04/08/2009 6:43:39 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: Islander7

Did they get a licence from Lemmy?

http://www.imotorhead.com/


16 posted on 04/08/2009 8:22:04 AM PDT by Don W (People who think are a threat to socialism)
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To: 6SJ7

http://www.fabgrills.com/


17 posted on 04/08/2009 8:42:48 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: martin_fierro

Actually, if you can keep ‘em from rollin’ off the pipes, hot dogs would brown quickly.

I KNOW! I touched my bare leg to a hot pipe many moons ago. That’s somethin’ you don’t forget!!


18 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:34 AM PDT by wizr ( Freedom ain't free, and common sense ain't common, it's a gift, from God.)
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To: Airwinger

You’ve been added to the Mississippi Ping list. If you attended Watkins, you know some of my family who taught there.


19 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:42 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Old Professer

BUILT TO WITHSTAND YEARS OF SERVICE!!!!
6 month warranty)

HA! HA!


20 posted on 04/08/2009 9:01:55 AM PDT by wizr ( Freedom ain't free, and common sense ain't common, it's a gift, from God.)
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To: Islander7

Cool rig,, uhh, grill!

Good luck to the grill builders.


21 posted on 04/08/2009 9:30:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: martin_fierro

Would the deep fryer leak oil?

Just some riceburner humor at the expense of the HD die hards.


22 posted on 04/08/2009 11:39:13 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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To: Islander7
G and Dan Marino were selling this in 1998 on the Good Buy Shopping Network.
23 posted on 04/08/2009 12:07:56 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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To: Sensei Ern

Your link goes to an Eddie Murphy movie site.


24 posted on 04/08/2009 12:48:58 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

Yes, in the movie “Holy Man”, Eddie Murphy plays a guru who is promoted on a shopping network. One of the products they want him to push id the “Grill Buddy” that cooks food in the air intake.


25 posted on 04/08/2009 1:20:56 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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