Startup: Killin’ & Grillin’

23042009The BBQ is an icon of game day parties and backyard shenanigans. Fewer are more hardcore than this grill made from the engine of a German Leopard 1 tank.



  • They appear to use charcoal. I'm disappointed it doesn't just use engine heat.

    • OA5599
      • I would think a twin turbo charged tank engine would be the microwave of the engine cooking world.

        • OA5599

          The turbos make it a convection oven.

      • Deartháir

        I have tried cooking on my engine a few times. It works, albeit not quickly. And by "not quickly", I mean "really, really, really slowly". Still, by the time you get to your destination, if you've been driving for long enough, you've got some very tender slow-cooked dinner.

        • SSurfer321

          I own the book but have yet to try cooking on it.
          Maybe I'll throw some pork on it next time I make the 5 hour trek back up to Toledo.

  • That's not a grill … it's a pressure cooker.

  • CaptianNemo2001

    My grandfather used to take ODOTs Caterpillar D7D and put cans of soup in the exhaust stack. IE some modifications were needed to make a small heating chamber which allowed for the exhaust to flow around the canned soup. But by the time lunch came around the soup was hot.

  • German diesel engine? I guess that's a Knockwurst, then.