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Neil Young company sued over warehouse fire (vintage car converted into a hybrid)
ABC Local ^ | 1/21/12

Posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:02 PM PST by Libloather

Neil Young company sued over warehouse fire
Saturday, January 21, 2012

SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- A company founded by Neil Young is facing a lawsuit over a fire in the San Francisco Bay Area that authorities say started in a vintage car the rocker had converted into a hybrid vehicle.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Unigard Insurance Co. sued LincVolt LLC this week, accusing the company of negligence for converting the 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on electricity and a biodiesel-powered generator.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fire; hybrid; warehouse; young
Doesn't fire create global warming?
1 posted on 01/22/2012 5:31:07 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

In before all the lyrics citations.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Libloather

He screwed-up a classic Lincoln.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Libloather

LOL. How’s that sustainable environment crap working out for you Neil?


4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:35:39 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (KEEP YOUR LEGISLATORS ON SPEED DIAL AND TELL THEM TO GROW SOME)
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To: Libloather
Skynyrd got it right...

.

"Well, I hope Neil Young will remember

a southern man don't need him around anyhow"

5 posted on 01/22/2012 5:36:02 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Libloather

Another enviromentalist wacko proves the idocity of their beliefs


6 posted on 01/22/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by BigSkyVic
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To: Libloather

It’s starting to sound like that “alternative” energy BS is pretty dangerous. I guess if you are going the “alternative” energy route, you might want your “second car” to be a fire truck.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 5:45:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Independent" and "moderate" voters are overrated.)
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To: MrEdd

They arrested me and they put me in jail
And called my pappy to throw my bail
And he said, “Son, you’re gonna’ drive me to drinkin’
If you don’t stop drivin’ that Hot Rod Lincoln!”


8 posted on 01/22/2012 5:46:50 PM PST by tumblindice (The devil went down to Georgia)
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To: Libloather
Neil Young is a fool for building one of these exploding hybrids. He and Obama use limos 99% of the time, but want us to drive these dangerous expensive "green" pieces of (expletive deleted).

By the way, here is what liberals like the dementedly grinning Obama actually drive:


9 posted on 01/22/2012 5:49:53 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Libloather

Might need to pass a law to prevent hybrid electric cars (especially Government Motors Volts) from all National and State Parks. Could see a Volt burst into flame and burn up Yellowstone .... oops, government already burned up Yellowstone through incompetence ... make that Yosemite.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 5:51:17 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: MrEdd

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 5:52:57 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Yes he did. If he screwed up a 54 Ford Skyliner or a 54 Bette or a 57 Nomad, I would be upset too.

What does he know about engineering?

12 posted on 01/22/2012 5:54:50 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Libloather
BWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahahahaha....snort...hahahah...choke...choke... giggle.....
13 posted on 01/22/2012 5:57:06 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Libloather

Sounds like there are too many lawyers looking for (useless) work. I’d think that the green, sustainable gov’t of CA would give him a medal for the attempted conversion.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 5:57:44 PM PST by Paladin2
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15 posted on 01/22/2012 5:57:48 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

I’ve seen the diesel and the damage done.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 5:58:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Red Badger
Where is Larry Sinclair supposed to sit? Where is the Cocaine Storage Unit?

This a diesel! Much safer if the fuel cell takes a direct hit. Gets pretty good mileage ... considering the weight. Hope Newt likes it!

17 posted on 01/22/2012 6:01:49 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Libloather

I got mixed feelings about this.

If this had been a routine model of a major automaker, they likely wouldn’t be suing the automaker. But the garage tinkerer gets the shaft. It might seem a sacrilegious thing, but hey it was his car and he ought to have been free to put any thing in it to make it go, including hamsters.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 6:03:56 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’ve seen the diesel and the damage done.

Best post of the day!!! LOL

19 posted on 01/22/2012 6:04:57 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Libloather

think I’ll pack it in and buy a pickup....


20 posted on 01/22/2012 6:07:41 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: MrEdd

A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 6:09:26 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Libloather

He’s an expert on Electric Model Trains. No reason it won’t translate to a Lincoln.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 6:19:06 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Libloather

It is possible that the storage company had a rule against storing flammable liquids such as gasoline along with storing vehicles.


23 posted on 01/22/2012 6:24:19 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Army Air Corps
He screwed-up a classic Lincoln.

Neal Young's Converted 1959 Lincoln Continental


24 posted on 01/22/2012 6:45:42 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

No Lionel Trains went bankrupt IIRC.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 6:46:38 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Yes he likes his trains. Maybe was hoping to transfer that technology into automobiles. He should have consulted Boxcar Willie.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 7:00:27 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ExCTCitizen

As it turns out Neil Young is leveraging his Lionel Train experience modelling the new California Rail System.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:10 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Libloather
Neil even wrote a song about his car...

Piece Of Crap

28 posted on 01/22/2012 7:41:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Libloather
Of course, we all know Neil Young is worth hundreds of millions and is insured to the hilt, so this means nothing to him.
29 posted on 01/22/2012 7:47:49 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Re: your pic in #9/

We now know from that fiasco in England, that the weak point of the POTUS limo is the suspension.

I could not find the specs, but the builder is using either air or hydraulic suspension. Either way, the lines to the struts are exposed as well as the struts themselves.

*This information is for entertainment use only.

30 posted on 01/22/2012 7:50:05 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

It can handle anything. Except a four inch curb. It’s a POTUS metaphor.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 7:54:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Baynative

It’s better to burn out
Than to fade away
My, my, hey, hey


32 posted on 01/22/2012 8:29:12 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Libloather
A man needs a maid lawyer.
33 posted on 01/22/2012 8:52:36 PM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Or, OR......rip the floor pans out and then put on latex Flintstone feet and really go GREEN.

BATTERIES????? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING BATTERIES??!!!!!

Those were the good old days.....sigh.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 9:49:36 PM PST by Puckster
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To: All
Sounds a bit like another Lincoln.

I like the bit about flames..:^)

I had flames coming from out of the side
Feel the tension, man what a ride
I said “Look out boys, I've got a license to fly”
And that Caddy pulled over and let us by

All of the sudden she started knocking
Down in the dips she started rocking
I looked in the mirror. Red lights were blinking
The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln - Damn

The arrested me and they put me in jail
Called my pappy to throw my bail
And he said “Son, you're going to drive me to drinkin’
If you don't stop driving that Hot Rod Lincoln”

35 posted on 01/22/2012 10:17:10 PM PST by az_gila
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I like my trains however, what I know about model railroads, I wouldn't use it in real life. (My model layout is an updated version of the New Haven Airline and Midland branches. The Airline branch was abandoned in 1960s, the Midland branch was abandoned in 1973.).

That said if Mallory ever offered me to run CONNDOT, I would refuse since I don't have experience in running real trains.

36 posted on 01/23/2012 6:08:10 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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