Cross country trip begins for Birmingham duo

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Two Birmingham businessmen began their cross country journey on Monday in a modified muscle car. Their message is reduced reliance on foreign oil through compressed natural gas. Mark McConville and Keith Barfield converted a 1966 Pontiac GTO to run on the fuel.

On Monday morning, they left the Magic City on a trip down Route 66.

A gallon of CNG costs about half what a gallon of gasoline cost, burns 80% cleaner and there is a lot of it right here in America.

Of course there are only a select few stations that sell compressed natural gas, so the crew will include a fueling truck to follow the GTO wherever it goes.

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