The reason why dune vehicles were called “buggies” is lost on many people nowadays. But back when the term originated, off-road vehicles were not the sophisticated, advanced-technology rocketships they are today, but crudely designed homebuilts dreamed up over a few beers in some guy’s garage. This contraption was based on a Renault Dauphine Gordini, not the most impressively crafted vehicle in stock form. Replacing the body with “eyeball engineered” roll bars that don’t look as though they’d do much to protect the driver OR the buggy in the event of a crash just make the whole thing so very cringe-worthy. And yet, this was considered groovy fun. Did humans really not know better in the ’60s?
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