Bricked-in Car Prank, 1964

October 1964: The work of pranksters. A car boxed in by brick walls on a foot bridge of the North Branch of the Chicago River in the 5000 block of North Spaulding. Source: Chicago Daily News.


Posted on Thu Aug 29, 2013


Does it seem that the Volkswagen was involved in pranks out of proportion to its numbers?
Posted by KDP  on  Thu Sep 05, 2013  at  11:46 AM
KDP: Well, in those days there really were quite a lot of Beetles about. And they were cheap and light - a strong man at each wheel could lift it, unlike, say, a Mercedes - so they're ideal for prank use.

As for this prank: it's hilarious, unless you're a pedestrian who needs to cross that bridge to get home late at night. A good prank doesn't bother anyone who isn't the direct target.
Posted by Richard Bos  on  Sun Sep 29, 2013  at  05:01 AM
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