German Police: Flintstones Car Not Roadworthy
I am not sure if the children of this generation are still exposed to the antics of the most beloved Stone Age family (of our generation, at least), but I have no doubt that if a child were to be introduced to the Flintstones today, the allure of the cartoons will be just as strong.
How can one not fall in love with those Stone Age characters and all their quirks? How can one NOT want the foot mobile?
And speaking of this iconic mode of transportation, Stone Age it may be, it still has its admirers in modern days.
Enter Sebastian Trager.
This German engineer is a certified Flinststones nut. If he weren’t certified before, he most certainly is now!
How many people can say that they have built an honest to goodness real Flintstones car that can be driven down the streets in 2012? Sebastian Trager can!
Well, technically, Trager’s Flintstones car CAN be driven down any street large enough to accommodate it. However, just because it can move does not mean the car is legally allowed to be driven on roads. That’s what the German police have decided, based on the current laws.
Trager’s Flintstones car is not exactly like the one we saw in the show. He made some modern adjustments while trying to stay true to the original concept. At first glance, the modern version seems very close to the original. However, you do not need to be a body builder to move or drive the car, as it actually has an engine. Not exactly Stone Age compatible, but still!
In any case, German laws require details such as a windshield, lights, wipers, etc.; and as awesome as this Flintstones car may be, it just doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to safety. Trager will tell you otherwise, though.
All is not lost, however, as Trager merely looked at another option. He now trailers the Flintstones car to shows so that he can share his creation with other Flintstones affionados.