Yesterday I enjoyed a bagel sandwich with cream cheese, lettuce, and DELICIOUS sun-dried tomatoes from our little farm. And these tomatoes were literally sun-dried...in a van on an 85-degree day. No fossil fuels were used in the making of this wonderful snack (never mind the hypocrisy of using a gas-burning van to dry them! - we're not purists here, but we're doing the best we can).
See that temperature? That's why you don't leave pets or kids in a vehicle! That's nearly 165 degrees. ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE - great for drying tomatoes, but you don't want your kids or pets in there (okay, end of PSA).
Especially when left to soak in olive oil and rosemary (also from the farm) for a few days. Next summer when the tomato harvest is coming in too fast and you can't find a way to eat them before they start to go bad, try sun-drying them in your vehicle. It's fun and delicious, and nothing goes to waste.