Carolyn Pointing is a fanatic of the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and now, thanks to her husband Nick, she has her own replica of the magical flying car. Nick tried to explain his rational for building Carolyn the car by saying "I had already taken Carolyn to the London stage show, bought the DVD and a toy model so in a way this was the logical next step."
While the car and construction logic may seem ridiculous, their plans are rather noble. They intend to take a year off work to drive the car 12,000 miles to Australia from the U.K. to raise money for Mountbatten Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the World Wildlife Fund. Link [Daily Mail]