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Chinese Man Builds "Car," Gets Fined For Driving It

An unnamed 34-year-old man from China has built a homemade vehicle. He fitted his creation with a set of bucket seats, aftermarket headlights, and a Porsche badge, but there is nothing even related to a car on his vehicle, besides the previously described elements.
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Police officers in the city of Zhuhai noticed his peculiar car and pulled him over. He was fined 4,500 yuan (the equivalent of $675), according to Car News China. His driving license also received a deduction of six points, and we find it surprising he had one of those obtained legally, and had not printed one himself.

Instead of endangering others or violating trademarks, the man was fined for driving an unregistered vehicle. If you look at the situation from his point of view, there was no way that his misunderstood masterpiece could have been legally registered in any country. We believe there is a strong reason to forbid this kind of thing.

The homebuilt vehicle only had two forward gears and reverse, and a motorcycle engine reportedly powered it. While the steering wheel, pedals, lights, and seats were purchased online, the rest was built by the 34-year-old man.

We have seen other homebuilt cars before, but this one is not a successful creation, and even a child could know that the vehicle was not a Porsche. Alternatively, any other mass-produced car, for that matter.

While we understand a person’s desire to build the vehicle of their dreams, we suggest people stick to the drawing board for longer, so they have the opportunity to perfect a design before constructing it. In the case of this man, a few stages of planning would have been required to make something eligible for registration on public roads.

Remember, if you want to make some styling changes to your car, or build something from scratch, draw it first, and then ask some good and honest friends for their opinion on the matter. It might save you money and embarrassment on the Internet, among other things.

 
 
 
 
 

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