Friday, September 26, 2008

FLASH! The Flintstones Visit Belgrade!

I'll bet Fred and Wilma pimped their foot-powered car and drove it to Belgrade, where I had the great fortune to photograph it, though the Flintstones were nowhere in sight. This little eco-friendly beauty has it all: air conditioning, spacious trunk, great visibility, padded seats and headrests, plenty of headroom, and space for the family dog...or small dinosaur. Its easily-readable gas gauge tells you at a glance how much fuel you have left, and entering and exiting is a breeze (literally). Best of all, spare parts are never a problem, and I think Fred and Wilma were probably out shopping for headlights. (I was wondering if those green ropes are seatbelts... )



P.S. This actually is a car that is regularly driven by Romi, or gypsies, as they make their rounds throughout the city, picking up old newspapers, metal, or odds and ends.

15 comments:

USelaine said...

I love your fun description, Bibi. 8^) If only it were diesel, able to use recycled cooking oil from restaurants, it would be perfect! Well, except when it rains...

marley said...

That looks like a death trap! Your description is so funny! Great post today :)

Mim said...

Your description is great, and what an amazing car.

Webradio said...

Bonjour Bibi !
Elle ne doit pas bien fonctionner cette voiture !

Chuck Pefley said...

Hah! Great story!! Don't know about the green ropes, though, unless it's a further eceo-friendly effort :)

Dave said...

We don't even see cars that cool in India! I love the way it is so neatly pulled into a parking spot - did they pay the correct zone fee?

Marie Reed said...

Gee whiz! That is too funny!

Riccardo said...

Is it really possible to drive that "car" in the city? (it really works???)
Police does permit it?

soulbrush said...

tee hee funny post, hugs to you from a really sunny london!

Virginia said...

Oh Bibi, this is just great. I think you win the prize today for sure. We might need a future photo with the gypies actually driving it!

Denise said...

Great photo, great post. What a history that car must have, and what stories it could tell.

raf said...

Hey, good tread on the tire too.....way cool, Bibi! Great image and humor for your post. Thanks for the smiles!

Dan said...

My wife grew up on a farm in the Ozarks. I think they had several of these permanently parked in the yard! LoL

Knoxville Girl said...

Wow, that's really minimalist. Looks like the engine is held together with wire and chewing gum. How fast do you think this could go?

Rose said...

Bibi
This is one of the funniest posts I have seen around...
Absolutely hillarious!