Driver Using Metal Pan Instead Of Steering Wheel Busted By Australian Police

We’ve heard of illegal mods before, but this is just plain ridiculous.

You shouldn’t be surprised to know that most of the street-culture mods found on various cars around the world are actually illegal since motor-vehicles are governed by various “safety” laws.

For instance, in the land of lowriders, the headlights need to be at a certain distance from the asphalt, while in the land Down Under, it’s forbidden to use a nitrous oxide system on public roads, or in this case, a homemade frying pan steering wheel. And if it wasn’t for a Mazda driver busted by the cops, we wouldn’t have known that.

According to the South Australian Police, cops were called Sunday, September 4th, following reports of a suspicious red Mazda driver who was loitering in the street. The 32-year-old from Adelaide was charged shortly after, and his car was impounded for 28 days after the officers found out it was unregistered, uninsured, had an altered number plate and a…metal pan instead of a regular steering wheel.

We don’t know what the driver was cooking, but the pan read 17-7-14-14-5; uncontrollable & driven to love only a Beating HEART RIP [and possibly a doodle?].

The man will reportedly appear in court in October, and we’re looking forward to seeing how this whole situation…pans out. Although, we’re also interested to find out what those writings mean.

H/T to Jalopnik!

PHOTO GALLERY

Hyundai RM19 Mid-Engine Sports Car Hiding Under Veloster N TCR Bodywork

The RM19 previews Hyundai N’s performance halo car that will feature a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

2020 Fiat Cronos HGT Is South America’s Economy Sedan With A Sporty Twist

Inspired by the Argo HGT, the Fiat Cronos HGT trim level brings exclusive sporty design tweaks and more equipment.

Next-Generation Hyundai Tucson To Have A Santa Fe-Inspired Face

The next-generation Hyundai Tucson will be sold with a range of new powertrains.

Car Vending Machine Trialed In London With Renault Zoe Inside

The bespoke contactless car vending machine allows purchases of up to £21,000.

Porsche Invests In Short-Wave Infrared Sensor Technology

Porsche has purchased a minority stake in Israeli start-up company TriEye.

Land Rover Discovery Mobile Malaria Lab Completes Mission

This SVO-kitted Land Rover Discovery covered 4,567 miles across Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Laps Unfinished Gotland Ring

The 670 HP Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid lapped the unfinished Gotland Ring in 3:51 minutes.

Lexus ES 300h F Sport Brings Sharp Looks And Adaptive Suspension To Australia

Aside from the edgy styling and extra gear, the F Sport also gets Lexus’ five-mode Adaptive Variable Suspension.

Five Of VW’s Finest Vintage Coupes Taken To Sachsen Classic Rally

Among the VWs that attended the event were a Scirocco I SL and a Karmann Ghia Type 14.

2020 Kia Mohave Reveals Stylish And Massively Upgraded Interior

Set to launch in Korea in September, the new Mohave is much more modern and jammed with high-end features.