Borat's Brothers Bungle Budget Bring-Back

June 15, 2011
That's not a car transporter... Image: CEN

That's not a car transporter... Image: CEN

If we learned nothing else from Borat, we learned this: life in the glorious nation of Kazakhstan is different than life in the United States. Borat and his brothers have a more sensible approach to problem-solving than many of us, who worry too much about rules, regulations and personal safety. 

Say, for example, you need to transport a recently purchased Mazda 626 from Germany to Kazakhstan. You already have a transit van, and renting a trailer is rather expensive.  While we Americans might be overly cautious and rent a tow dolly at the very least, two enterprising men from Kazakhstan came up with another solution: why not turn the car on its side, put a mattress on the floor of the van for padding, and simply load the car into the van?

The plan might have worked, were it not for the fact that the van needed to traverse the law-abiding German countryside. Police in Bargthheide, Germany stopped the van, riding low on its springs and swaying dangerously side-to-side,  and ticketed occupants Konstanty Krol, 38, and Cezar Chmielewski, 28. The pair were released, but German police impounded both vehicles until the Kazakhstan residents returned with more appropriate, and undoubtedly more expensive, transportation.

[Metro Online, via High Gear Media reader Ned]

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