Australia’s Road Trains

Road_Train_AustraliaYou think an 18 wheeler is big? What about a 48 wheeler? Yeah I know it sounds absurd, but in Australia it’s not only legal it’s kind of normal. In fact the largest semi-truck in the world per Guinness pulled 79 trailers in Australia. It seems weird, but some parts of Australia are so remote that road trains are the only thing that makes sense. I’m pretty sure you can’t back one of these up. Like ever. So, the driver has to be pretty ninja to never put himself in a position where he might have to turn around. Take a look at the different truck configurations allowed “down under.” Think about motorsport. You could all get together and tow the entire field of cars to the race at once!

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It’s so hard to believe that you need to see it yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iFkKRh5kcM

 

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.