This group of highly skilled Indonesian woodworkers caters exclusively to people who love collecting sports cars – both real and wooden. They carve impressive life-size replicas of popular sports car models, and their creations are routinely exported to buyers in the US, England, Germany, and other European countries.
Their latest handiwork is a model of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, made entirely out of teak – it doesn’t work of course, but it’s a stunning copy of the real thing. And let’s not forget – cheaper by several thousands of dollars.
What’s really fascinating about these replicas is the incredible attention to detail. While the wooden Bugatti may not have the real car’s powerful 1,200 bhp engine or a top speed of 258mph, you can see that it’s perfect in every other way. Right from the sculpted front grille to the detailed ‘alloy’ wheels, and the perfect interior complete with a wooden steering wheel, everything has been carved with painstaking effort by these talented craftsmen.
The winner of Indonesia’s presidential election has been receiving congratulatory messages from an unlikely group of supporters – heavy metal music fans around the world.
Soon after Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo – widely known as Jokowi – declared victory on Tuesday, Randy Blythe, singer of the metal band Lamb of God, expressed his support on Instagram: “Incredibly, ladies and gentlemen, the new president of Indonesia is a metalhead and a Lamb of God fan,” adding that Widodo is “the world’s first heavy metal president”. Another heavy metal band, Anthrax, posted a congratulatory message on Facebook, saying: “Now if only all other countries would follow suit.”
Indonesian metalheads also hope that, with a president who is an open heavy metal fan, the genre will gain acceptance and popularity across the country, the Jakarta Post reports.