A Gas-free Hump Day with Mike Parziale of Grease not Gas



Over the past 6 years, instead of just talking about “going green” Mike Parziale has been doing it. With his company, Grease Not Gas, Mike has helped many people convert their diesel vehicles to run on waste vegetable oil. He’s toured with bands like Piebald, embarked on adventures with Snowboarder Magazine, driven HCSC campers to and from the hill, and toured promoting sustainable energy for brands such as Cliff Bar. His latest venture is the Grease Bus, which takes people from Portland to Mt. Hood Meadows for $10 round trip all winter long.

For more info check out greasenotgas.com and greasebus.com

Film by Jared Souney.

  • ryan

    one of the best dudes ever.

  • You realize cool shit in Portland is some other city’s brain drain, right? Damn. Real interesting interview.

  • snowboarding has been canceled

    muy bien.

  • tg

    Mike, way to go. I remember the first time you showed my your truck and it has been at least 5 years later and you are still doing it! Congrats.

  • Swine Victim

    damn, sign me up.

  • Hey Jared & Brooke, thanks for the video, it looks great! I’m honored to be featured in the hump day extravaganza. I just added another 8′ flat bank section to the miniramp so be sure to come over and skate that soon. That’s a funny shot in the movie where i’m trying to teach Lalo and the neighborhood crew how to pump on the ramp. Thanks again!

  • tee.bird

    Parziale is epic. Incredibly talented, driven, awesome dude. Shit yeah Mike!

  • Handsome and Smart…whatta catch!

    Glad to see a fellow grease bretheren getting some props. Parziale is a genius. Piebald is gonna sue you with their high-priced Hollywood lawyers for using that music.

  • Michael Jackson

    The world needs more people like Mike.

  • Q

    Nice work Mike. Congrats. All should get on board the magic bus. Btw the new place looks amazing

  • Sucio

    thats awesome!!

  • BamBam

    Awesome, good on ya!!

  • Sandy P

    I remember the first couple of years you had Bonesaw. Two big plastic trash barrels in the back splashing grease in the flatbed of the truck. You’ve come a long way, learning by trial and error. You’re such a smartie. This video is great. Thanks to the guys who made it and posted it. Hope you have a great season with Greasebus.

  • DAD

    Nice job Mike, another great video to promote alternative fuels. Every little bit helps. Hope you convince many others to join in. I remember that first conversion in our driveway, you’ve learned an awful lot since then.

  • amy

    I remember when you cleaned out Bonesaw on the street in front of my house in Boulder, and the dogs in the neighborhood were drawn to that spot for the next year! 😉 I’m so glad Grease Bus is getting some more air-time. Hope you guys get a great snow season.

  • thanks for the link. bitchin vid. can’t wait to get on the bus and go boardin wit yall. Im gonna forward the vid to some peeps to spread the word. Im glad i got to skate your beautiful ramp before it got moved. We just built a cover for the ramp at tims today so we can skate it this winter. give a shout if your back in the hood.

  • Preston

    Mike, I just watched this and realized I still haven’t gotten my trailer out of your yard. Sorry man.
    If it’s not out of there by Thanksgiving, I’ll give you a Veggie Oil Massage.

  • Jason

    Hell yeah Mike. Let’s make it happen in Seattle.

  • GO-GO ECO!
    We love Grease Not Gas!

  • Mike ~

    You are such an inspiration! Walking the walk… or riding the ride, I guess. I “got to get me a grease-mobile” for Time Well Spent. Rob’s tired of me throwing “found treasures” from the side of the road into the Caddy! haha… Of course, the lease is up soon on that baby we never could afford, so I better find something or I’ll be hauling old windows and chairs from the side of the road home on my back.

    Mark’s got his license and is already mapping out his cross-country trip for summer ’11 ~ crazy kid! Can’t imagine where he got that idea???!!!

    Grease Not Gas ROCKS! I’ll post on my blog and tweet about ya – should reach a few dozen people! Hugs to you and Maegan from the family back east.

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