Arnold Schwarzenegger Orders 'Pimp My Ride' Engine For His Hummer
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed by the biodiesel makeover he took part in on an upcoming environmentally-themed Pimp My Ride show, he insisted mechanics install the same engine under the bonnet of his Hummer.
April 15, 2007 (FPRC) -- The star and rapper/host Xzibit joined forces to makeover a 1965 Chevy Impala and give the classic vehicle an environmental, biodiesel edge as part of an Earth Day Pimp My Ride.
During the Pimp My Ride episode, Governor Schwarzenegger said:
"I would like to thank MTV and the entire Pimp My Ride crew for shining the spotlight on the importance of alternative fuels and the fight against global warming," Governor Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "I am very encouraged by the great potential in converting vehicles to run on biodiesel as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "I am pleased that the power of MTV's message will reach an audience throughout California and the nation to reinforce the benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles and protecting our environment."
And Schwarzenegger was stunned when Galpin Auto Sports mechanics fitted the classic car with an 800 horsepower biofuel engine, equipped with recycled plastic bottles. He has now asked Galpin boss Beau Boeckman to fit the same engine in his own car.
To read more about Pimp My Ride or the appearance of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, go to http://www.xzibitcentral.com and click on the Pimp My Ride link from the side menu or go to http://www.xzibitcentral.com/news/php/news.php?action=fullnews&id=521 to read the whole news article about the Earth Day Pimp My Ride special airing Apr. 22, Earth Day.
The special edition features the Impala getting an 800 horsepower Duramax diesel engine that will run on biodiesel fuel, educating viewers during the show about the benefits of ecological friendly cars.
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