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‘Goldfinger’ hubcaps land foreign lorry driver in trouble. Norwegian Public Road Administration officials displeased at the spectre. “The picture speaks for itself, if you ask me. I'm struggling to understand this,” Runar Inge Larsen, head of the NPRA’s heavy vehicle control department told Adresseavisen, Wednesday. The lorry, which had wheel bolts reminiscent of James Bond’s tyre-shredding Aston Martin DB5, was stopped during a routine control due to technical deficiencies.

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‘Goldfinger’ hubcaps land foreign lorry driver in trouble

Published on Thursday, 26th November, 2015 at 10:08 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 26th November 2015 at 10:40.

Norwegian Public Road Administration officials displeased at the spectre.

Spiked wheel bolts fitted to the lorry
Spiked wheel bolts fitted to the lorry
Photo: NPRA M&R/Twitter


“The picture speaks for itself, if you ask me. I'm struggling to understand this,” Runar Inge Larsen, head of the NPRA’s heavy vehicle control department told Adresseavisen, Wednesday.

The lorry, which had wheel bolts reminiscent of James Bond’s tyre-shredding Aston Martin DB5, was stopped during a routine control due to technical deficiencies.

It took place on the E136 motorway, which runs between western Norway’s Ålesund and Dombås in mid-Norway.

The vehicle’s non-standard additional lighting array also required attention, officials informed the driver.

Mr Larsen added that he is used to seeing customised lorries, but has never come across any fitted with spiked wheel bolts.

The foreign male driver was also told that he needed to remove the hubcaps before he could continue his journey.

“Sharp, protruding objects running on rotating wheels don’t belong on the road,” explained the NPRA’s Mr Larsen.

Two other lorries were halted as part of the same routine inspection.

“One was overloaded, while the other was carrying an insufficiently-secured load,” Mr Larsen concluded.

James Bond’s famous DB5 has appeared fitted with various gadgets in the following films:

  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)


Published on Thursday, 26th November, 2015 at 10:08 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 26th November 2015 at 10:40.

This post has the following tags: roads, driving, jamesbond.





  
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