70-year-old French aeronautical engineer Guy Nègre has invented the AirPod, an alternative fuel vehicle powered by compressed air. To manufacture it in mass, his company (MDI) has made a partnership with Indian manufacturer Tata Motors. Several versions will be sold at around $5,000, some going to 70km/h (43 mph) and some limited at 45 km/h (28 mph). It is told that you can drive the AirPod for 100 km (62 miles) on a 1-minute recharge of compressed air. The AirPod would be used as an emission-free vehicle for urban areas, golf fields, airports and stuff like that.
There is nothing special in this auto repair shop in French province Île-de-France if you look from the outside. However, the seemingly unremarkable garage of l’Écurie Europe contains the collection of the coolest racing cars from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, preserved and repaired by skillful automobile mechanics.
In 1993 Frenchman Emile Leray took off across the Saharan desert in his beat up Citroen 2CV. Partway through his journey his car broke down, leaving him stranded with no hope for escape. However, with his trusty toolbox and a hacksaw Leray was able to fashion a functioning motorcycle out of his useless vehicle, all the while using the car body as shelter against the brutal sandstorms. See the photos of this amazing Mad Max like engineering feat.