Sebastian Trager of Germany is mad for the Flintstones. So he took a Volkswagen Polo, ripped off everything but the motor, chassis and wheels, and then covered the rolling bits with a replica that he built of Fred Flintstone's car. Other than the Polo underpinnings, about the only thing he changed is using wooden benches in place of the granite slabs from the show car.

According to Metro UK, Trager then wanted to get it approved for road use, and that's where his stone-age tribute clashed with modern regulations, because German authorities would have none of it. While there are exemptions in Germany for vintage cars and small-output carmakers, there aren't exemptions for cartoon replicas that don't have windshield wipers, or windshields, or seat belts, or lights. So even though Trager vows that "it's perfectly safe," he has settled for trailering it to shows, where "everyone seems to love it."


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      bhtooefr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remove the rear suspension, install a roller of some sort in the rear to better match the Flintstonemobile, and now it's a three-wheeler. Try to get it certified as a motorcycle. (Yes, my answer to everything with automotive safety regulations is to remove a rear wheel.)
      creamwobbly
      • 2 Years Ago
      'I work in car construction and love working with cars so it is perfectly safe,' explained Trager. 'But when we got the registration form section about the number of lights, windscreen washers and wipers, well, we don't even have a windscreen so we gave up.' So it doesn't have lights, but he claims it's "perfectly safe"? Oops.
      EJD1984
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think that Dino needs to leave a "deposit" on the steps of their DMV. :-) LOL FYI, Here's a good picture of the car -http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VZyxClp011U/T_Hdi__NHUI/AAAAAAAAk6s/S_N1OVZSzvk/s1600/Sebastian%2BTrager%2527s%2BFlintstones%2Bcar.jpg
        Jack
        • 2 Years Ago
        @EJD1984
        Thanks, that thing is hilarious! Surprised that Autoblog didn't include a picture... too lazy to find one?
      Sir Shagsalot
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bureaucrats and governments ruin everything fun.
      jwashfield
      • 2 Years Ago
      No pictures of this? Really? As people say on Facebook... PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!
      to your email L
      • 2 Years Ago
      So who's gonna make the Jetsons flying car that folds up into a briefcase?
      c2100
      • 2 Years Ago
      The original was electric http://flic.kr/p/csKRhy
      methos1999
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never occurred to me until now - Barney has blonde hair, Betty has black hair, so why does Bam-Bam have white hair??
        dreadcthulhu01
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        Bam-Bam was adopted; Barney and Betty found him in a basket on their doorstop one day.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
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        Sir Shagsalot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        Betty had a little side thing going on with a polar bear
      Ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yabba-Dabba Do!
        speddedler
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ken
        Haha. From the source article: It was a case of 'Yabba Dabba Don't' for Flintstones nut Sebastian Trager after police banned his custom built motor from German roads.
      • 2 Years Ago
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