Making A Tire Out Of Coke Bottles Is A Magical Trainwreck I Can't Look Away From

Gif: Garage 54 ENG (YouTube)

There isn’t a single alternate universe out there where making a tire out of plastic coke bottles should work, but that’s what makes this strange Russian car experiment so fascinating. I know it won’t work, but I can’t look away. I want to see how and when it will fail, and the results deliver.

Garage 54—basically The Red Green Show of Russia—decided to replace a rear wheel with a circle of flimsy plastic coke bottles filled with liquid. Of course, this idea came about after they tried freezing coke cans only to find that their frozen Coke-cicles had popped the cans and made a big mess. So, they had to make their mess another way. (Sidenote: either this man is living his best bachelor life, or has the most understanding family and/or housemates ever.)

Perhaps testing this out on one of the Mercedes’ drive wheels wasn’t the best idea. Alternately, maybe it was a great idea, because the potential for failure was even better.

Not even adding more tape could keep the bottles from leaking, or sliding off the rim. I have to admire his dedication to this idea, though. You know it won’t work, but the show must go on.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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Da Car Guru - Ducatista !

I’m sorry, but this is a very retarded idea. On a more positive note, there are now fewer bottles of Coke in the world, that have not been consumed by anyone.