July 22, 2016 by Joey Wang
Police in the great southern city of Zhuhai stopped a 34-year old man in a homemade Porsche and fined him a hefty 4500 yuan ($675) for driving an unregistered vehicle. They also deducted six points (out of 12) from his driving license, which the man actually had.
May 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
A brilliant Chinese man from the great city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province has built a helicopter, for on the road. It took Yuan Jinying, a retired aircraft engineer, five long years to design, develop, and build the vehicle, all by himself and all by hand.
May 4, 2015 by Joey Wang
A Chinese man from the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province has made a wooden electric car, a sporty roadster styled pretty much like an Excalibur. It took the 49-year old carpenter Liu Fulong three months to build the vehicle from scratch. Liu’s trade-mark ‘thumbs up’ ornament stands proudly on the bonnet.
October 7, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Farmer Li Guojun had a dream; he wanted to have his own tank. So he built one at home, and the result is impressive. Li lives in s small farming village called Kangping, located outside the great city of Shenyang in Liaoning Province. Li started dreaming tank about a year ago, and when the dreams kept coming back he decided to act.
March 7, 2014 by Joey Wang
An 80-year old man from the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province in China has created a mini aircraft carrier from scratch, by hand. The ship is modeled after the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier. Mr. Wen Yu worked over a year on his masterpiece, and there is a lot more to be done.
February 19, 2014 by Sponsored
A grandfather from the great city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province in China built an electric powered mini Lamborghini for his grandson. He worked more than six months on the vehicle and spend a total of 5000 yuan or 825 USD, which is still a lot of money in most parts of the country.
July 8, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very inventive home-made vehicle seen in the great city of Shantou in Guangdong Province. The vehicle consist of two electric scooters welded together with a steel sub frame. The driver sits in the middle, race car style, and changes direction with a large steering wheel that replaces both scooter steers. Best if all is the roof. Rain indeed ruins many a fine scooter ride! The roof slopes down and so multifunctions as a giant wing for extra down force. Great invention!, drive safe…
June 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very coolio Beijing-Jeep Cherokee pickup truck, seen in a kinda strange street in a faraway suburb in east Beijing. The vehicle looked fantastic and very home-made, clearly the work of a big chainsaw and a hard hammer! But no matter, its the result that counts…
June 6, 2013 by W.E. Ning
An indigenous and ingenious street-cleaning tricycle, seen in the great city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. The tricycle itself is bog standard, but painted in blue. The rest of the construction however is of home-made brilliance because of its sheer simplicity. The tank is tied up with a few ropes and can be filled from the top via a welded tube. The spraying mechanism is made of two oddly shaped wooden tubes with neatly drilled holes in it. The worker, wearing a cool straw hat, just needs to paddle his vehicle forwards clean the streets will be.
June 5, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A motorized tricycle transporting recyclable materials, seen in the great city of Nanning in Guangxi Province. The tricycle is loaded far over the max with giant bags containing used plastic bottles, which tend to be very light. Still, this must be a strong tricycle, looking very home-made there around the rear axle. Transporting recyclable materials like this is officially very forbidden in China, but in reality nobody cares at all. For a greener world!