Oswego man gives blender some extra horsepower

      Blender made out of 380 HP engine.

      An Oswego couple turned heads at the Syracuse Nationals this week with an interesting take on a popular household appliance.

      Russel Keene spent his winter developing a 380 horsepower blender powered by an old muscle car engine. The invention, which runs on gasoline and requires a key to start, can blend about five gallons in one minute. Keene says his blender has been put to good use during summer parties, but says it's really just a regular appliance.

      "You can make it alcoholic, non-alcoholic. You can use tequila, rum," says Keene. "Anything that you can make in a blender. We're still experimenting."

      The invention was a hit with Syracuse Nationals visitors, bringing car-lovers some refreshment in the beautiful weather.