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Robert Emslie January 11, 2017 Last Call 18 Comments

2cv-fifth-wheel

Look, if you’re going to be towing a trailer you’re going to be holding up traffic now and again. What the heck, you might as well do it with style.

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  • Fred Talmadge

    I bet he doesn’t go into the mountains often with that rig. Either that or he is mighty patient.

    • He, and hundreds of followers.

  • Matti Lilleberg

    I wonder if he can get it out of second….

    • Third gear on that train? Just like me borrowing a car with a sixth gear: stoically ignore the existence of it will take you home, too, eventually.

  • Lokki

    Pssst! Hey buddy!

  • Wayne Moyer

    Wait so let me get this right. The V in 2CV stood for fifth wheel? It was just that the silly French were doing it in the silly Roman numeral system.

  • you’re all assuming he hasn’t dropped a SBC under that hood

  • Kelf

    I just want to hug this builder. A completely whimsical thing to do, and so nicely finished.

    Maybe he worked with these people – http://www.sparrowautomotive.co.uk/citroen2cvbmw.html

    An even more ambitious one – https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/45/49/2a/45492a03f7588c6a8f291c824a513e7a.jpg

  • Victor

    On this date in automotive history: “On this day in 1904, Henry Ford (pictured standing with Barney
    Oldfield) sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of
    Michigan’s Lake St. Clair. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6896bfd3db549b02e73aa7ba13e3c7925d8d1efd05801b067e87697d325568f7.jpg

    • Fred Talmadge

      That driver deserves a hot toddy!

      • Tiller188

        Doing 90+ in (on?) that, on a frozen lake? I’d have needed a couple beforehand.

      • Lokki

        He got a hot toddy – in fact he’s lucky his toddy didn’t get burned right off.

        That whole scenario is just insane on every level:
        Let’s bolt together four steel rails strong enough to hold 500 pounds of motor, hook that puppy up with chain drive and no differential to some bicycle wheels… no real brakes, and let’s see how fast we can go! Oh, and how can we get some additional degree of insanity points? Let’s see, no windshield, and uh, no seat belts, and, and gotta be sumthin’ else..

        I know! Let’s do it on ice!

        Men in those days apparently were on a first name basis with death, and like daring him to try and come and take them if he could….

  • Michael Mitchell

    imagine the noise and vibration rolling through that tin can as it pulled a grade….