Mom and kid stop by to check-out strange Banana Car


It's not everyday I drive from Hur to Mt. Zion and spot a car that looks like a banana, accompanied by a car that looks like a toaster.

The strange vehicles were parked along Rt. 16 at the Mount Zion Cemetery, the drivers no where to be seen.

Being the dutiful reporter, I waited around a little while to talk with the drivers, but after snapping a couple photos I went on down the highway.

Accompanying the Banana Car, was a Toaster Car, I haven't found
much about it ... maybe they're waiting for a Peanut Butter Car

One vehicle had a website across the windshield, so when I got home I looked up the story behind the banana car, and the toaster car.

The Banana Car is on a journey to circle the world.

Steve and Spade Braithwaite, AKA "The Dirty Brothers" are making a documentary film about building a huge banana car and then driving it from point A, around the world and back to point A.

"The world is a wonderful and amazing place and what better way to see it than from the comfort of a large banana car," said Braithwaite.

The Banana Car and its driver is one of several folks who have taken the back roads of Calhoun County on cross-country or world treks. We have encountered several such fascinating folks.

Perhaps the cross-country walker that few locals know about was a Calhoun visit from famous musician, songwriter and actor Art Garfunkel, formerly of "Simon and Garfunkel."

Read more about the Banana Car bigbananacar.com

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