Ingenious Cars

I’m continually amazed at the ingenuity of the children in our neighborhood. They will make all kinds of creations to play with from anything they find outside. Our guard’s son, Geovanni, builds cars out of sardine cans, flip flop parts, strips of rubber and other items he finds. He has created a whole fleet of cars, some complete with a steering wheel.

One day our guard was sharing with me that Geovanni was asked by a man staying near their home from France to build a car for him to take with him to France. He paid Geovanni for the creation 2,000 cfa (about $4). Geovanni was ecstatic! Jonah heard the story and asked Geovanni to build him one and that he would pay for the car. Geovanni proudly presented Jonah was a yellow, steering car of his own. Jonah loves to drive his car with Geovanni and other friends around our neighborhood.


Jonah's car

Pictured above is Jonah’s yellow car.

car details

Here’s a close up.

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2 Responses to Ingenious Cars

  1. Pop-pop says:

    What a great looking car – Jonah, will you have to get an inspection sticker?

  2. MawMaw says:

    Love it! Jonah’s buy helped Geovanni’s small business and surely brought a smile to both boys’ faces. Made me smile.

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