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Wacky Wheels - 29 May 2013
Images of unusual cars and motorcycles, including several homemade wacky wheels.
NIGERIA/
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April 30, 2011
People riding a motorcycle attend a street carnival at Tafawa Balewa square in Nigeria's commercial capital...
Lagos, Nigeria
People riding a motorcycle attend a street carnival at Tafawa Balewa square in Lagos
People riding a motorcycle attend a street carnival at Tafawa Balewa square in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos April 30, 2011. The carnival was organised by the Lagos metropolitan government as part of Easter celebrations. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT RELIGION)
CHINA/
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August 31, 2012
A friend of Wang Jian sits in a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province...
SUQIAN, China
A friend of Wang Jian sits in a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian
A friend of Wang Jian sits in a hand-made replica of a Lamborghini Reventon in Suqian, Jiangsu province August 30, 2012. Wang, a young Chinese farmer who worked at a garage for more than a decade, built the replica of a Lamborghini Reventon with a second-hand Nissan and Santana. The home-made roadster cost Wang around 60,000 RMB ($9,450) and can reach a maximum speed of 160mph, according to local media reports. Picture taken August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Xihao (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
SINGAPORE/
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May 28, 2013
Members of the TUM CREATE group ride a prototype of their VOI scooter at the Nanyang Technological University...
Singapore, Singapore
Members of the TUM CREATE group ride a prototype of their VOI scooter in Singapore
Members of the TUM CREATE group ride a prototype of their VOI scooter at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore May 28, 2013. The electric-powered VOI multipurpose scooter was designed to provide the ease of mobility and affordability of a scooter while offering car-like comfort and protection to the passenger. TUM CREATE is a joint research programme between Germany's Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) and the NTU. The group is looking to further develop the prototype. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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November 09, 2011
Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech...
Seattle, UNITED STATES
Biological analyst Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike in Seattle
Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech bicycle used to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics, in Seattle November 8, 2011. According to Seattle Sperm Bank's managing director Gary Olsem, donor sperm is transported by medical technicians aboard the bike, which is the second of its kind, in liquid nitrogen cooled vacuum containers. The first Sperm Bike was adopted by Seattle Sperm Bank's sibling company, the European Sperm Bank, in Cophenhagen. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TRANSPORT)
NIGERIA/
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January 10, 2013
A converted car, which is covered with woven raffia palm cane, is parked in front of an artisan workshop...
Ibadan, Nigeria
A converted car, which is covered with woven raffia palm cane, is parked in front of an artisan workshop...
A converted car, which is covered with woven raffia palm cane, is parked in front of an artisan workshop in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
SWITZERLAND/
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June 02, 2012
Participants drive in a vintage Fiat 500 Cinquecento Ghia Jolly car during the International Fiat 500...
Zug, Switzerland
Participants drive in vintage Fiat 500 Cinquecento Ghia Jolly car during International Fiat 500 Meeting...
Participants drive in a vintage Fiat 500 Cinquecento Ghia Jolly car during the International Fiat 500 Meeting in the central Swiss town of Zug June 2, 2012. Picture taken June 2, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRANSPORT TRAVEL SOCIETY)
USA-AUTOSHOW/NEWYORK
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April 05, 2012
The Terrafugia Transition, a flying car, unfolds its wings at the 2012 New York International Auto Show...
New York, UNITED STATES
Flying car Terrafugia Transition unfolds wings at the 2012 New York International Auto Show
The Terrafugia Transition, a flying car, unfolds its wings at the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center in New York, April 5, 2012. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
USA/
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September 26, 2011
Workers from Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant push a full-size Legoland edition Ford Explorer, made with...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Workers push a Ford Explorer made of Legos in Chicago
Workers from Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant push a full-size Legoland edition Ford Explorer, made with more than 380,000 Lego blocks, at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois September 26, 2011. The candy-apple red Explorer will be on display at the soon-to-open Legoland Florida theme park near Orlando. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
THAILAND/
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July 27, 2011
A worker drives a motorcycle made from recycled materials of spare parts from cars and bicycles at a...
Bangkok, Thailand
A worker drives a motorcycle made from recycled materials of spare parts from cars and bicycles at a...
A worker drives a motorcycle made from recycled materials of spare parts from cars and bicycles at a workshop owned by Roongrojna Sangwongprisarn in Bangkok July 27, 2011. Roongrojna, 54, creates his artworks from recycled spare parts from used cars, motorcycles as well as bicycles. With four shops in Bangkok named "Ko Art Shop", Roongrojna also exports his artworks to clients all over the world. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
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April 05, 2011
A view of what the Curitiba City Hall is calling the world's longest articulated bus, as it was presented...
Curitiba, Brazil
A view of what the Curitiba City Hall is calling the world's longest articulated bus in Curitiba
A view of what the Curitiba City Hall is calling the world's longest articulated bus, as it was presented to the press before going into service on the city's public transportation grid, in Curitiba April 5, 2011. The bus, made in Brazil by Volvo with a Neobus chassis, has a capacity of 250 passengers, is 28 meters (92 ft) long, 2.6 meters (8.5 ft) wide, and powered with biodiesel made from soybeans. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY TRANSPORT ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CANADA/
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August 30, 2010
A car sits on the street with a garden growing where the engine should be in Vancouver, British Columbia...
Vancouver, Canada
A car with a garden growing in it sits on a Vancouver
A car sits on the street with a garden growing where the engine should be in Vancouver, British Columbia August 30, 2010. The car is part of a program called The Stick Shift Project which is part of a collaborative urban transformation in which four cars have had their engines removed and a small garden planted. The cars have been parked in several locations around Vancouver and will remain throughout the summer. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)
MYANMAR/
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August 10, 2010
A tourist from the Netherlands rides a bicycle on a street in central Yangon August 10, 2010 . REUTERS/Soe...
Yangon, Myanmar
A tourist from the Netherlands rides a bicycle on a street in central Yangon
A tourist from the Netherlands rides a bicycle on a street in central Yangon August 10, 2010 . REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun(Myanmar - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CUBA/
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May 21, 2010
Jose Alberto Sarmiento sits in his 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 microcar on a street in Havana May 20, 2010....
Havana, Cuba
Jose Alberto Sarmiento sits in his 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 microcar on a street in Havana
Jose Alberto Sarmiento sits in his 1957 Messerschmitt KR200 microcar on a street in Havana May 20, 2010. The bubble car has been in the possession of the lamp maker's family since before the Cuban Revolution. The three-wheeler was produced by the German aircraft manufacturer Messerschmitt from 1955 to 1964. There are only 36 of the cars remaining in Cuba. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT ODDLY)
GERMANY/
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April 06, 2010
German bicycle designer Didi Senft, poses in a costume with a self-made bike honouring the late U.S....
Philadelphia, Germany
German bicycle designer Senft poses with self-made bike honouring ate US singer Michael Jackson in village...
German bicycle designer Didi Senft, poses in a costume with a self-made bike honouring the late U.S. singer Michael Jackson in the village of Philadelphia near Storkow, some 50 km (31 miles) south of the German capital Berlin, April 6, 2010. Senft, a cycling fan better known as 'El Diablo' from the Tour de France, is to embark on a 13-day tour with his bike, visiting capitals around Europe to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, who died in June last year. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
CUBA/
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March 31, 2010
A man drives his taxi, a do-it-yourself stretch job performed on an old Soviet-era Russian car called...
Havana, Cuba
A man drives his modified Soviet-era Russian Lada in Havana
A man drives his taxi, a do-it-yourself stretch job performed on an old Soviet-era Russian car called Lada, in Havana March 30, 2010. From horse-drawn carts to 1950s Chevrolets, overcrowded sidecars to motorized bicycles, old military vans to a pair of Lada cars melded into one, anything goes on the roads of Cuba, a virtual living transport museum. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
JAPAN/
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January 15, 2010
Customized Mercedes-Benz SL600s, Luxury Crystal Benz, studded with 300,000 Swarovski crystal glass, are...
Chiba, Japan
Customized Mercedes-Benz are displayed at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 in Chiba
Customized Mercedes-Benz SL600s, Luxury Crystal Benz, studded with 300,000 Swarovski crystal glass, are displayed at the pavilion of custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D at Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, January 15, 2010. The annual auto show, which showcases custom cars and accessories for cars, will be held until Sunday. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN/
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November 14, 2008
"Bamgoo", an electric car with a body made out of bamboo, is displayed in Kyoto, western Japan November...
Kyoto, Japan
"Bamgoo", an electric car with a body made out of bamboo, is displayed in Kyoto
"Bamgoo", an electric car with a body made out of bamboo, is displayed in Kyoto, western Japan November 14, 2008. The sixty-kilogram single-seater ecologically friendly concept car, which measures 270 centimeters in length, 130 centimeters in width and 165 centimeters in height, is developed by Kyoto University Venture Business Laboratory, featuring bamboo articles in the Kyoto area. The car can run for 50 kilometers on a single charge. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN)
INDIA/
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October 25, 2008
Indian car designer K. Sudhakar drives a cigarette shaped motorcycle in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad...
Hyderabad, India
Indian car designer Sudhakar drives a cigarette shaped motorcycle in Hyderabad
Indian car designer K. Sudhakar drives a cigarette shaped motorcycle in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad October 25, 2008. India banned smoking in public places this month in an attempt to fight tobacco use blamed, directly or indirectly, for a fifth of all deaths in the world's third-largest consumer. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA)
PORTUGAL/
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July 19, 2008
A biker takes part in the 27th International Motorcyclist Summer Rally in Faro in the southern province...
Faro, Portugal
A biker takes part in the 27th International Motorcyclist Summer Rally in Faro
A biker takes part in the 27th International Motorcyclist Summer Rally in Faro in the southern province of Algarve July 19, 2008. More than 22, 000 motorcyclists took part in the rally this year. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (PORTUGAL)
PHILIPPINES/
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September 01, 2007
Eric Tan, one of the students who designed and constructed the first Philippine solar-powered car, drives...
Manila, Philippines
Tan, one of the students who designed and constructed the first Philippine solar-powered car, drives...
Eric Tan, one of the students who designed and constructed the first Philippine solar-powered car, drives past vehicles along a street in Manila September 1, 2007, after it was unveiled. The solar-powered car will be participating in the World Solar challenge in Australia from October 21 to 28. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)
JAPAN/
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August 04, 2007
A car powered by Panasonic's "Oxyride" AA dry cell batteries runs during a Guinness World Record attempt...
SHIROSATO, Japan
Car powered by Panasonic's "Oxyride" AA dry cell batteries runs during Guinness World Record attempt...
A car powered by Panasonic's "Oxyride" AA dry cell batteries runs during a Guinness World Record attempt at a vehicle test centre in Shirosato town, northeast of Tokyo August 4, 2007. According to the organisers, the collaboration of Panasonic and Osaka Sangyo University has achieved the new record for the fastest car powered by dry cell batteries with the average speed of 105.95 km/h (65.8 mph) for 1 km (0.6 miles), using 192 AA dry cell batteries. REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota (JAPAN)
FRANCE
RTR1CRAF
April 24, 2006
Tourists pass by the Paris Opera on a Velovisit in Paris April 24, 2006. The new bike has seven seats...
Paris, France
Tourists pass by Paris Opera on a Velovisit in Paris
Tourists pass by the Paris Opera on a Velovisit in Paris April 24, 2006. The new bike has seven seats designed for a driver and six passengers who sit in a circle and chat while pedalling. The driver holds the handlebars, which look more like a steering wheel, and is responsible for braking. The Velovisit can be hired for a tour through Paris, with or without a guide. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
JAPAN
RTRT205
April 06, 2005
A model wearing a bikini soaks in a jacuzzi on the rear end of a limousine named "Mini XXL" at the Japanese...
Tokyo, Japan
A model soaks in a jacuzzi on a limousine named "Mini XXL" in Tokyo.
A model wearing a bikini soaks in a jacuzzi on the rear end of a limousine named "Mini XXL" at the Japanese designers' brand THEATRE PRODUCTS Fall Winter 2005 collection, at the National stadium in Tokyo April 6, 2005. The six metre (about 20 feet) long stretch Mini Cooper S, equipped with six wheels, four doors, six passenger seats and a jacuzzi, is touring around Europe and parts of Asia where it is set to be the star attraction at various events, the organizers said. REUTERS/Issei Kato PP05040173 ODLY IK/KI
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