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The Arabian shiek and his fascination for giant vehicles

Don’t adjust your monitors because it won’t work. The photos you’re looking at are all legitimate. That is a Willys Jeep replica and, by all accounts, it’s as big a car as anything we’ve ever seen in the past.

The owner of that Jeep is a pretty larger-than-life individual himself: Sheik Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, a man who’s as famous for his philantrophic work as he is for being quite a devoted car nut.

On the latter, there are some pretty interesting facts about this man that you’re going to find mind-boggling. For starters, he has one of the largest car collections in the world at over 200 cars and trucks. As if that is not awesome enough, he keeps them in his own personal garage - it’s actually a pyramid - just outside Abu Dhabi. He even lets the public in for free to see his collection. To further explain his enthusiasm for cars, he once bought seven Mercedes SEL models back in 1983 for the simple reason that he wanted one for every day of the week. He even had each model painted in the colors of the rainbow because, well, he just felt like it.

Wait, it gets better.

Al Nahyan is also fond of ginormous motor homes. Among his works of art include the aforementioned 21-foot tall Willys Jeep replica. He also previously built the world’s largest truck - another replica, this time of the Dodge Power Wagon - that even comes with four bedrooms inside. And just to make sure that he can have the whole world in his hands, Al Nahyan also built a motor home shaped like the planet Earth that - if you can even believe this - was specifically measured to be 1 millionth the size of the real deal.

One word: WOW.

Source: Jalopnik


24 comments:

Whoa this gigantic innovation deserves more than a tinge of recognition. The creator is witty and creative.

I’m really amazed with this super massive and giant vehicle! Well, I also wonder if he truly has any plan to drive this, and I wonder if how he could do that? smiley

That was really so cool! The Arabian owner of this vehicle is truly very rich, and yeah I wonder also if how he could drive this one? Anyway, I would love to see this in person.

Hahahaha can I try to drive this one? smiley I just want to make that the engine of it was really working and speaking of that, what engine they used on this too huge but looks so massive car? There’s no doubt if he became famous on this kind of car.

Strange and very weird! How can he drive this too big vehicle? Or is he really have any plan to drive this? and yeah! I have to agree with them that this person might be so wealthy to make a car like this.

Yeah! He must be so wealthy. I wonder what he will do with this and where he will put this one? Hmm, is he also had planned to build another garage just for this one? smiley I must say that this man is really impressive.

I wonder if how he can drive this kind of car. It is so big, and I bet that it is heavy, obviously! I must say that it is really a ’WOW’! I want to see this in person, seriously and watch the road test on it. hahaha

He is really a wealthy man! Imagine, one Mercedes a day and free to view his collections inside the pyramid. And those big cars, they are unreal. I think, there must be a movie about his wealthy lifestyle.

Marlonsay, I doubt if the owner of these giant vehicles will allow the movie outfit to shoot on his area. It’ll be a battle between his vehicles vs the autobots. Besides, the CGI team will give up because the Transformers must be a bit larger on these ones.

I bet his work would be a great tourist attraction in the near future! I wonder where he gets the idea and how much it cost to built a gigantic jeep?

Wow! That’s an impressive talent! I just wonder if he used an original materials for this jeep? And I bet this guy has nothing to do with his money that’s why he manage to support all the bill for this project! However, its a good thing that he let the public see his work for free!

That would be a perfect craftsmanship for a huge car! I quite impressed with the detailing of the car. However, i think they should make it useful for the people and not a display model only.

haha. That is so huge! Huge.. but useless!

Oh! Just imagine that this guy is part of the Transformer. wow! Isn’t it cool?

it was a nice handcraft but I think they should make it more useful and not just a BIG display!

So gigantic. And i agree with Silvestre, its for collection purposes only. Next, i hope so, they will spend a money that can be used. It just a worthless
art!

That was really gigantic! This is the first time to see such kinds of vehicle. These will become the future’s local transportation. Just Kidding.

Gosh! So huge! I like to ride in that giant vehicle in the future too.

All I Can say is..amazing..smiley

He can only park it outside. Are there any more giant vehicles like a huge BMW?

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