Wood-burning Ford trucks on the auction block

Wood-burning Ford truck to be sold at auction.Wood-burning Ford truck to be sold at auction.

As the American trucking industry looks to put all-electric trucks on the highway in the not too distant future, a pair of pre-WW II Ford trucks that ran on an alternative fuel goes on the auction block Saturday, June 23.  The Den Hartogh Museum in the Netherlands is closing and auctioning off its collection, including a pair of Ford trucks that ran on wood gas. According to an article about the auction and the wood-burning trucks on Hemmings Daily, “… burning wood will produce sufficient quantities of wood gas — a combination of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, and tar — to power an internal combustion engine.” See the details at Hemmings.The auction is conducted by Bonhams.