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Video: Man becomes human windshield

2013-02-27 12:03

TRIUMPH OF THE PETROLHEAD SPIRIT: How far would you go to protect your ride from the elements? We salute the brave, albeit foolish Argentinean for protecting his ride.

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentine - How much do you love your car? Enough to use your body to shield it from harm? What would you do to protect it from the elements?

A car owner in Mar del Plata did his best to protect his ride during a hailstorm. A video uploaded to YouTube shows the man scrambling on to the roof of his car and flailing his arms around in a desperate attempt to shield his car from the battering ice.


It's a really touching moment for any petrol head as the human car cover does his best. In a short-lived triumph of the human spirit a passer-by lends a hand by placing a towel across the windscreen.

We're wondering whether the guy filming in the apartment above eventually helped...

Watch the video here!

Care to share some tips on protecting your wheels during a hailstorm? Do you have any such moments of your own? Email us and we'll publish your thoughts or use the Readers' Comments section below...

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