GIZMODO reports on a “real life Tony Stark” building a motorcycle out of his broken down car to escape the desert.
As the story goes, the Frenchman was driving through the desert in northwest Africa when he hit a military roadblock preventing him from continuing due to some conflicts in the area. But instead of heeding the advice of the armed guards, Emile decided to loop around the roadblock through the desert, where his Citroen hit a rock—breaking a swing arm and a frame beam, and basically putting it out of commission.
Not wanting to abandon the vehicle, or some valuable items he had with him that would certainly be stolen, Emile decided to go the bad-ass route and transform the working parts into a Mad Max-looking motorcycle. Now keep in mind that this thing was built without the tools you’d find in a machine shop or a garage. Just the contents of a basic toolbox and a hacksaw.
I realize the Tony Stark reference is a bit more current but let’s face it, hacking together a motorcycle out of a car is really more of an A-Team style move.
Of course, if he were a real badass he’d have built a plane like Jimmy Stewart in Flight of the Phoenix.