Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mad As A Box Of Figs


Man makes 'Chitty Chitty' car for wife
LONDON (UPI) -- A man in Britain's Isle of Wright has embraced his wife's love of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" by recreating the film's trademark automobile for her. After spending thousands of dollars and four years transforming a Land Rover into a replica of the 1968 film's flying car, retail manager Nick Pointing completed his gift and presented it to his wife, The Daily Mail reported. "I've also spent most weekends working on the car from dawn to dusk," the 41-year-old said of his efforts, "it's been a real labor of love." His wife Carolyn, who knew of her husband's outlandish exploits, told The Daily Mail that the finished product was everything she dreamed it would be. "It's like a dream come true," she said. "When we told people we were working on a replica of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' they looked at us if were as mad as a box of figs," she added. While the vehicle cannot fly like its movie counterpart, the couple told the newspaper that they plan on taking it on a four-month journey through Asia, India and Europe.

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