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Date Posted: 17:02:32 06/08/12 Fri
Author: -S.
Subject: Is this real...? "Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car"

Is this true- or some sort of hoax?



"Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car"

"According to Merriam-Webster, ingenuity can be defined as "skill or cleverness in devising or combining" or "cleverness or aptness of design or contrivance." We'd say that's an apt description of a Frenchman named Emile who reportedly found himself stranded in the deserts of Northwest Africa after breaking a frame rail and a suspension swingarm underneath his CitroŽn 2CV.

What to do? Why, disassemble the broken hulk and build yourself a motorcycle from its pile of parts, of course! As the story goes, Emile was able to use the inventive machine to escape the desert, though not before convincing the local authorities that he wasn't an insurgent and paying a fine for importing a non-conforming vehicle..."

More here---->

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/23/man-stranded-in-desert-builds-motorcycle-out-of-his-broken-car/?ncid=txtlnkwbauto00000002

and here--->

http://hackaday.com/2012/05/21/man-stranded-in-the-desert-makes-a-motorcycle-from-his-broken-car/


It's pretty interesting, and I think plausable. But yet it reeks of Internet hoax. What do you think?

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