It could happen in Jamaica. 230 years after Scottish inventor, James Watt, made history patenting his steam engine, Paul Hurlock of Montego Bay, Jamaica has reinvented the process with a prototype car.
We will tell you more about the car later, but if you will bear with us, we would like to tell you more about Paul Hurlock.
His great grandfather is credited with starting the fire which engulfed plantations in St. James during the 1834 slave rebellions and today an entire community in the suburbs of Montego bay bears the Hurlock name.
Paul Hurlock has lighted his own fires - but with music. His talent developed from kindergarten and straight from high school, he launched a career in music with performances at all the top North Coast Hotels. He has also perform at Reggae Sunsplash and on TV and radio, with his command of a number of instruments. He has three albums and several singles to his credit.
Maybe it was the restless spirit of his fighting ancestor which move him at the pinnacle of success, to begin a new career - as a restaurateur.
He calls his place Day O Plantation Restaurant - after the old song which immortalizes the workers loading a banana ship. "Tallyman, tallyman, tally mi banana, daylight come and me wan go home".
Now Paul doesn't have to travel the hotel circuit with his guitar and organ, he entertains guest in his own beautiful in the hills outside Montego Bay.
But that is not the end of the story. On his two acre property his planning what he calls "The Jamaica Historical Trail", a miniature theme park with 12 components portraying an Arawak Indian village, A village of the Maroons (the Kingdom of escape slaves), Kings House, the Governor's Mansion, bauxite mining a beach resort, a sugar factory and Spanish town. National heroes and famous Jamaicans, from Bobsled to Bob Marley, will also be protrayed.
Now you want to know about the car - its called the Electrogen. In true "renaissance man" tradition, artiste and innovator Hurlock has turned his capable hands and brain to the manufacture of a prototype car using new technology. The technology behind this ultra modern handcrafted electric car is based on one renewable source of energy fueling the production of another, thus eliminating the need to stop to recharge, giving unlimited range to the vehicle. This makes the whole process environmentally friendly and efficient.
Hurlock will show it to you if you take a trip to the Day O Plantation Restaurant.