The Ultimate Economy Ride

Inventor Steve Fambro says his three-wheel car, built from plastic, will cost under $20,000 -- and get 330 MPG

A born tinkerer, Steve Fambro has built everything from go-carts to automotive racing parts. After four years in the U.S. Army working on testing equipment, he got an electrical-engineering degree and snared a good job designing robots used for research at San Diego biotech Illumina (ILMN). But it wasn't long before he was growing restless. "I wasn't challenged at work," recalls the 37-year-old Fambro.

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