Tuesday, 03. March 2015
21. 07. 14. - 16:00
A Greek man whose friends joked that in the hot summer months driving with him in his Russian Lada was like travelling in a sauna decided to turn the tables by turning the interior of the car into a real sauna.
Giorgos Papadopoulos, 45, said that the car never had air conditioning and the air which the vents was supposed to blow into the car had never worked or indeed had been warmer than the air inside the car. When the windows also packed up, he decided to take the joke seriously and turn his car or at least the interior into a real sauna on wheels.
He said: "I park it near a lake or river and then can jump from the sauna of the car straight into the cold water. My friends who criticised the car actually love it now, and say my mobile Lada sauna is a great idea."
He has even fitted a special heater to make sure it generates enough steam and heat on cold days and during the winter.
The only snag in the experiment was when it was pulled over by police in Oraiokastro, a suburb in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, but after giving it a thorough check experts decided there was nothing illegal about the Lada, and gave the all clear to continue.
A police spokesman added: "As long as he doesn't allow the steam to mist up the windows it was decided it was safe to drive."
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