By Cory Doctorow at 9:21 pm Mon, Sep 7, 2009
A reader writes, "Aeronautic machinists Adam Turnbull and Dan Melling converted their Toyota van - called 'Roofliss' - into an amphibious vessel. Yesterday they drove it across Cook Strait (between the North and South Islands of New Zealand)"
Men drive van across Cook Strait
A yorkshire farmer crossed the Bering Straits, Siberia to Alaska, by Land-Rover, completed 8th August 2008,
Coming soon to a dealership near you:
pah! ye call that amphibious?
srsly though, good job!
It’s the Chariot from Lost In Space. Remember the scenes of it crossing the sea? I could hear this music in my head the moment the video started…
… and is now for sale, see
NZs eBay for details and more photos.
The Wild Thornberrys did it better.
It’s now for sale…
Its a tough beast, the Townace.
Top Gear did it! They were less successful, but more hilarious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzxuEOxYSLE .. well they did manage to cross the English Channel, so successful they were too? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTVPPTV-bQM&feature=related
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