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8 Homemade Chinese Vehicles That are Ridiculously Amazing

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China's economic growth has created a class of homebrew inventors (mostly farmers, entrepreneurs, and engineers).

The vehicles and gadget they create are amazing and ridiculous — as you'll see from the below images from the last two years.

On October 23, 2015, Henan province resident Shi Songbo did eight successful test flights of his 30-footlong homemade airship, according to local media.

China Daily / Reuters

Homebrew inventor Su Daocheng created this mechanical horse in southern-central Hubei province.

China Stringer Network / Reuters

62-year-old retired prison guard Zhang Junlin built this homemade submarine in eastern Anhui province.

China Daily / Reuters

Xu Zhiyun sports a slick mini-car to make his Shanghai commute in style.

Aly Song / Reuters

Hunan province inventor He Liang uses an electric suitcase to get around town — it reportedly goes up to 12 mph and runs about 35 miles on a single charge.

China Daily China Daily Information Corp / Reuters

Liu Wanyong of Guizhou province rides his bike boat.


Beijing-based artist Matt Hope has a clever tactic for fighting his city's world-famous smog: a self-made air-filtering bicycle assembled with a fighter pilot mask, a home air filtering system, and a garbage can.

Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

Zhang Haiyong created this hang-glider style self-made plane in northern Shandong province.