A man in Guangxi spent half a year building this creation, which is, if you couldn’t tell, a car that actually drives. Police were likely also surprised to discover this when they saw the man taking the “wooden chariot” for a spin in the city’s Laobin district with his kids in back. Within minutes, the vehicle had been confiscated.
The four-wheel car was assembled using wooden carvings made by the owner, surnamed Wei, and is topped off in front with an embellished dragon head.
The iron chassis of the vehicle was welded together then covered with pieces of wood. The vehicle can’t drive backwards (eh, still better than a helicopter that can’t fly) and is big enough for three children and one adult.
Wei said the car wasn’t finished yet and he expected the work to be done within a year. Apparently he still decided he wouldn’t have any problems taking it for a test drive with his three kids in back.
The man’s chariot and driving license were seized by police. He was also fined 2,000 yuan for driving a homemade car on public streets, which is prohibited in China.
This hasn’t seemed to stop China’s enthusiastic craftsmen in the past.
by Maggie Wong
[Images via CCTV News]