Tomorrow, two guys who love them some white bandanas - Nik and Brian - will get into their 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI in New York City and attempt to drive all the way to Los Angeles in 36 hours using just one* tank of gas. They're calling the 3,000-mile journey "Willie Run" and the Jetta has been christianed Willie One. The car uses not just the stock gas tank but also a "second, high-capacity fuel tank" in the trunk. Details on the modification here.

Over the weekend, the Willie Run guys drove up from Atlanta to New York, testing the live streaming and chatting equipment, which is apparently hosted by something called Ustream. I'm sure we'll be hearing more from the guys once they hit the road on Monday. Thanks to Amy B. for the tip.

[Source: Willie Run]


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