Dirty Dyane: Belgrade's Gypsy Car Culture

If necessity is the big, fat momma of invention, these Gypsy refugees from Kosovo are its scruffy patriarchs. Like modern day, beyond-the-pale Tom Joads, these guys get along by turning classic Citro n 2CV and Dyane models into functional rat rods that double as farm implements. This clip is from the documentary "Pretty Dyana: A Gypsy recycling saga," by Boris Mitic, a Serbian filmmaker; it chronicles the group's survival skills and mechanical acumen. Someone get these folks to San Bernardino, stat.


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Mike Spinelli

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