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  • Jul 16, 2012
We're not going to pretend that everything American kids do with their cars makes sense. Ghost riding, tray sliding and soaping sayings like "Sexy Seniors 2012 XOXOXO!!!" on car windows comes to mind. To be young and a car owner (or car borrower, in the case of most kids) often means doing strange and stupid stuff with your ride, and this rite of passage appears to cross all cultures.

These images of Saudi youths mounting their cars on brick plinths appeared online this morning without much context to explain why they're doing it or even how. The wire images only come with a caption that reads...

Saudi youths lift their sport utility vehicle (SUV) with stones and bricks in the tourist area of al-Habla 50km south of the city of Abha in the southern part of the kingdom on July 12, 2012. Young Saudi males gather in al-Habla for a summer camp to escape the blazing Gulf summer heat and spend time mounting their cars on display.

They're at summer camp, so perhaps a badge for car mounting is at stake, or maybe this is the best way to prevent the sweltering Arabian sun from melting their tires. Toyota models of every vintage and description appear to be the favorites, but there are also Mitsubishi and Mazda models getting the stonework treatment. Regardless of the reason, the sight brings us back to our own youth when driving a car was license enough to do something silly with it. Check out more of this bizarre pastime in our high-res gallery.


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      geoffpoon
      • 2 Years Ago
      why do some american youths walk around with their pants halfway down and their underwear showing?
        Steven Jensen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @geoffpoon
        because they are dumbasses. lmao.
        Sekinu2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @geoffpoon
        It comfortable. Why do some kids wear jeans so tight they can't bend over? Why do old white guys wear their pants so damn high???
        Nathan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @geoffpoon
        Why did men of yesteryear wear 3 piece suits even in hot humid conditions? Why did women wear corsets even though it was uncomfortable and chore to get into? It all comes down to style, which doesn't have to make sense or be practical.
        janet
        • 2 Years Ago
        @geoffpoon
        It makes them look like they have 2 butts, and calves about a foot long. There is a rumor this fad started in prison so guys could let other men know they were available. Who really knows!!
      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      "That's just how we not roll" - Saudi Teen
      GreenN_Gold
      • 2 Years Ago
      They're clearly all stoned.
      WindsWilling
      • 2 Years Ago
      When all you have is sun, sand, and rocks to create leisure activities with, this is what you end up with.
      Leather Bear
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Sexy Seniors 2012 XOXOXO!!!" (from the article) is suitably appropriate (but in a different context) when applied to an Avalon like the one pictured.
      tylermars.design
      • 2 Years Ago
      Because they're all Toyotas?
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      What kind of kids drive an Avalon? Just askin'.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      So long as they're doing it to their own cars, why not? The second picture with the tan SUV looks almost like art.
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why: To create a monument of their vehicles. Instead of just seeing the vehicles as something dedicated to mobility, they view the vehicles as something much more. We may look at as being crazy, or ass backwards, but it's kind of a beautiful thing.
      Kuro Houou
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is one of the oddest things I have ever seen.. seems like a waste of time to me. Not to mention possibly damaging your car, at the very least scratching up the bottom a lot.
      bellagrlxitalia
      • 2 Years Ago
      funny.. but why waste energy on it lol seems like a pain
      autoblogfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      WTF? Is this the next trend after "hellaflush"?
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