(Side note: I am hereby nominating The Daily Mail as the website with the longest headlines...)When Frenchman Emile Leray became stranded in a Moroccan desert with a badly damaged car, his ordeal was one which would have left most men helpless and desperate.But after his Citroen car ground to a halt, the enterprising electrician would not be denied in his quest to find his way back to civilisation.His amazing escape from the barren terrain saw Mr Leray singlehandedly rebuild his Citreon into a makeshift motorbike, in a dramatic escape which has seen him dubbed the most 'extreme' mechanic in the world.
Here's what he started with:
(picture from Wikipedia)
And what he wound up with:
(picture from story link)
As heard in GBC chat:
All kidding aside, that's damn impressive right there. Now, I don't know if it was worth 12 days worth of work to save 20 miles, but then again, he was out in the middle of the desert. 20 miles might not seem like that far of a distance, but doing it on foot in 120ºF weather, well... All I know is that I've done the Walk for Hunger in Boston in May, and that's pretty trying - now make it twice as hot with no place to rest... I can see the extreme lengths.Converting a Citroen into transportation is pretty big.
In any case, it's good to see that the French embrace "garagineering"...
That is all.