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This would be great for Back to the Paleozoic Era Days!—Sid
Motorist banned from driving Flintstones car on German roads
A motorist’s bid to begin driving a replica of Fred Flintstone’s footmobile has been foiled after German police ruled his Stone Age vehicle was too unsafe to take for a spin.
It was a case of ‘Yabba Dabba Don’t’ for Flintstones nut Sebastian Trager after police banned his custom built motor from German roads.
Featuring a wooden frame design and leopard print seat covers, engineer Trager built the model using the chassis of a Volkswagen Polo.
There’s no need for Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble’s pedal power however, with the modern adaptation of the Flintmobile boasting a 1.3 litre engine hidden under the front roller.
Trager’s bid to make his vehicle legally roadworthy hit the skids after German police ruled that the vehicle was too unsafe to be driven on public roads.
‘We copied every last detail. I work in car construction and love working with cars so it is perfectly safe,’ explained Trager.
‘But when we got the registration form section about the number of lights, windscreen washers and wipers, well, we don’t even have a windscreen so we gave up.
‘Instead we trailer it to shows and exhibitions for people to see and everyone seems to love it.’
My friend Doug Finegood, a fellow Flintstones aficionado, sent me this link with a cartoon version of Weird Al Yankovic. It melds perfectly my love of all things Bedrockian with the reality of filming our Christopher R. Mihm B-movies! Check it out.—Sid