Ever heard of the Nyayo Pioneer? Me neither. The Pioneer was to be Africa's first independently developed car, and the project was started with this amazing quote from Kenya's then president: he asked for the development of a car, "no matter how ugly or slow it may be." Wow.
Basic, rugged vehicles that are suited to the needs of undeveloped Africa have been talked about for quite a while, but have so far not really caught on in any quantity. The Turtle 1 is a bit different. It's designed to use whatever available scrap is handy, and can be built in simple, outdoor workshops. Plus, I…
The Ga people of coastal Ghana have been making elaborate fantasy coffins since the 1950s. For your very last car ride, there really is no alternative.