I was a distributor for the Chicken Power engines back in the 70's! I was the authorized service and parts shop for the San Diego, Ca. area. I also mail ordered them and sold them wholesale to other bicycle dealers!
I was on the news when we had the first oil embargo and they showed me 3 times on a local TV station about the Chicken Power Engines! My phone rang off the hook for two solid weeks and I sold hundreds of these back then!
I also made a TV commercial about the Chicken Power Engines figuring I'd capitalize on all the publicity! However, it wasn't the same as a news event and it took over a years worth of sales to finally pay for the commercial!!
Believe it or not, I actually just posted the original TV commercial from the tape back then and had it transferred onto a USB/Disc...! I didn't even know if it was going to work because the original tape was over 40 years old, but it actually worked and it was outstanding!
Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNtH...ature=youtu.be