Saturday, December 26, 2009

Drive My Car

At last week's Desert Dash we were waiting for the riders to arrive at a checkpoint - Suddenly this dude appeared from nowhere, 'driving' his home-made wire car ...

I barely had time to snap a shot as he passed me and disappeared off down the road. I looked around and it seemed that nobody else had even noticed him. I've seen kids pushing these kind of cars around but never a grown man - here's a closer view of his vehicle:

The whole scene seemed so surreal - here we were in the middle of nowhere, not a farmhouse or village in sight - a group of well equipped high-tech four-wheel drive vehicles - and this guy casually strolling in the heat ... I wonder what was on his mind, where did he come from and where was he heading?

When I look at the pic, that old Beatles song runs through my head:

"Baby, you can drive my car, yes I'm gonna be a star,
Baby, you can drive my car, and maybe I'll love you.
Beep beep mm, beep beep yeh!"



  1. One can wonder so many possibilities...I imagine... he has spent the last few weeks building this over at his mothers place, he has a son and its his birthday he is wheeling it over.

  2. yes ... I forgot about his son ...

    Thanks for your comment Monica

    ... it was such a strange scene - he didn't look right or left and I seemed to be the only person who noticed him ... the things we take for granted hey ...