A man has fixed an old Land Rover with a POTATO
Forget news of the new AMG GT3 racer, or indeed the Apple iCar, or Pagani’s Huayra Roadster, or even the Mansory Huracan. News of an AA mechanic fixing a broken Land Rover using only a potato and his brains has brought warmth to the Top Gear office.
Patrolman Mario Papdemetriou was called out to a farm in Hertfordshire to fix the broken condenser on a old Defender, but after failing to solve the problem using the high-tech tools of, um, tin foil and tape, he turned to the farm. And a potato.
“I thought I’d try wiring up a potato with a couple of screws to act as a condenser,” he said. “Amazingly, it started instantly, so I followed the owner to the garage and he said the vehicle had never driven so well.”
Mr Papademetriou won an ingenuity award from the AA for his fix. Mario, Top Gear salutes you. Next week: a man mends a G-Wagen with half an aubergine.