Surface Orbitor 6 amphibious wheel Dobbertin

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Here the & rsquo; history & rsquo; Orbitor view by Rick Dobbertin, sound designer :

"The actual idea came after we won a Hot Rod price we had built. We had offers to present in Europe and Asia, but the trip was still problematic. C & rsquo; is when we decided that if we could build an amphibious vehicle, we could go n & rsquo; anywhere with. »

"Naturally we wondered what that & rsquo; is & rsquo; Orbitor and why we build, and then we wondered why we don & rsquo; would undertake not a world tour. L & rsquo; orbiter began its life as milk tanker in 1959. In 1993, My wife and I spent 4 years 1/2 to turn it into amphibious vehicle. We are both car enthusiasts and we wanted to try something different. He weighs 19.000 books. »

"We made more 3.000 miles on the & rsquo; ocean 15.000 miles on the earth, and along the way, we were the center of some international incidents. »

"In Dominican Republic, there was a demonstration against the & rsquo; American embassy to protest about "d & rsquo; a submarine American d & rsquo; attack" in their waters. In St. Thomas we were accosted by police boats after being denounced as a semi-submersible Colombian. When we crossed Nicaragua, Aboriginal ran ashore and are hidden is because & rsquo; they thought that & rsquo; they were invaded. »

"Fortunately, We felt welcomed summers most of the time. To promote our mission, we worked with local schools to prove that even in the world aujourd & rsquo; hui, dreams can still be achieved through work and perseverance. »

After a world tour, and going through the Panama Canal, Real got angry, and & rsquo; Orbitor has been put on sale.

(07/02/2007) Thank you to Claude for his amphibious know.

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Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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