老外看台灣/世界小車大賽台灣區作品?老外遊台中大讚最台迷你車|Social media users heap praise on ‘100% Taiwan Design’ mini-car

The tiny, eccentric car attracted a visiting foreigner in Taichung. (Photo courtesy of @u/-kerosene/Reddit)

【看CP學英文】除了台北101、太魯閣國家公園和日月潭等台灣知名觀光旅遊景點,許多來台的外國人希望能看到更「在地化」的地方。有時,這些外國旅客會意外地發掘當地居民所自製的古怪創作。

Aside from well-known tourist attractions such as Taipei 101, Taroko Gorge and Sun Moon Lake, many foreigners who come to Taiwan may often wish to see more local aspects of the island. More often than not, they may even stumble upon a few eccentric creations made by Taiwanese people.

近期,一位外國網友在美版PTT論壇Reddit上分享了自己在遊台中時驚見的當地作品:一台極小的車子,外面搭配著有眼睫毛的車燈和「100%純台灣製造」告示牌。

Reddit user u/-kerosene is one of the lucky few who recently discovered a local masterpiece in Taichung — a tiny car, complete with headlights that have eyelashes and a sign that indicated it was “100% Taiwan Design”.

原PO表示,他是在台中火車站附近看到這台車的,那時被它奇特的設計和外觀懸掛的數個牌子吸引。

According to the social media user, the car was seen near Taichung train station and he was seemingly mesmerized by its odd design and the many signs attached.

在多個告示牌中,其中一個寫道:「史坦威鋼琴 D-274」和「環保單車一日遊–南投捷運局」。

Of the numerous signs, one read, “Steinway Piano D-274”, while another read “eco-friendly bicycle for the day — Nantou MRT bureau.”

Of the numerous signs, one read, “Steinway Piano D-274”, while another read “eco-friendly bicycle for the day—Nantou MRT bureau.” (Photo courtesy of @u/-kerosene/Reddit)

車子的前方也有告示牌指出它是「世界最小車大賽台灣區作品之一」,也在後方補充它是「100%純台灣製造」。

The front of the car also had a sign that indicates it was a participant of the “World’s smallest car race” competition and was “Taiwan Design 100%”. 

貼文馬上得到外國網友熱烈回應,其中有人大讚車子「非常酷」也有人提議,想像一位在地人開著這輛車,用卡帶播放過年時常聽到的「恭喜恭喜」,應該會讓這台車「更有台味」。

The post has since garnered significant views with social media users praising the car as “very kool” and asked others to imagine someone cruising down the street in it, blasting “Gongxi, Gongxi” (恭喜,恭喜) on a cassette player to make it truly “Taiwanese”. 

Travel blogger “Nini and Blue 玩樂食記” also shared their encounter with the car from before. (Photo courtesy of “Nini and Blue 玩樂食記/Facebook)

其實,這台車是當地一位老伯伯的心血,而根據旅遊部落客「Nini and Blue玩樂食記」的貼文表示,伯伯非常的友善,時常在台中區開著自己自製的車到處兜風。

In fact, the vehicle is the brainchild of a local elderly man who is said to be very friendly and often drives around Taichung city in his customized car, according to a post published by travel blogger “Nini and Blue 玩樂食記.”

The car was also complimented for its long “eyelashes”. (Photo courtesy of “Nini and Blue 玩樂食記/Facebook)