Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saudi youths mounting cars on brick pedestals - Do you know why?

We are not going to make believe that everything American kids do with their cars makes sense. Ghost riding, tray sliding. To be youthful and a car owner (or car borrower, in the case of most kids) frequently means doing strange and stupid stuff with your ride, and this rite of passage emerges to cross all cultures. 

These pictures of Saudi youths raising their cars on brick base appeared online this morning without much circumstance to explain why they are doing it or even how. The wire images only come with a caption that reads.

Saudi youths raise their sport value vehicle (SUV) with stones and bricks in the tourist area of al-Habla 50km south of the city of Abha in the southern part of the kingdom on July 12, 2012. Young Saudi males gather in al-Habla for a summer camp to escape the burning Gulf summer heat and spend time mounting their cars on display. They are at summer camp, so possibly a badge for car mounting is at stake, or maybe this is the most excellent way to protect the very hot Arabian sun from melting their tires. Toyota models of every vintage and explanation appear to be the favorites, but there are also Mitsubishi and Mazda model getting the stonework action. Regardless of the reason, the sight brings us back to our own youth when driving a car was license sufficient to do a little silly with it. Check out more of this strange entertainment in our high-res gallery.


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