Emile Leray, proved himself to be a real life MacGyver. When his car broke down in the Moroccan desert, he built a fully functioning motorbike out of it and escaped the hostile environment.
Leray was driving his vintage Citroen 2CV across the African desert when he crashed it into a rock, rendering it unable to drive.
Since the nearest village was around 20 miles away and he didn’t want to take the risk of making the trek on foot, Leray decided to built a DIY motorcycle from the parts of his wrecked car. It took him 12 days (thank God he had water and food on his hacksaw), but he eventually created a fully functioning bike: (the article continues after the ad)
To make the bike, Leray shortened the chassis, reattached two of the wheels along with the axles and installed the gearbox and the engine in the middle.
“I put myself in what one calls survival mode. I ate less; I monitored my supplies of water and food to make them last as long as possible,” he told the Sunday Times.
The bike now remains in his backyard as a reminder of his adventure.