Tomato Cans and Creative Kids Equal a Unique Wrangler
Did you have a great Fourth of July with lots of libations? Wondering what to do with all those returnables? Forget the measly five cents a can you’re going to get. Build a car out of them.
That’s what Fiat/Chrysler (FCA) Canada did. It took over 4,500 cans of non-perishable food and constructed a Jeep Wrangler to celebrate Canada Day.
FCA Canada brought together Vancouver youth ages 12-18 to build the Wrangler. The construction took 12 hours. The food didn’t go to waste as it was then used for over 3,100 meals for the local in-need population. It was all part of a celebration of Canada’s 148th birthday. (Canada Day is like our Fourth of July, but instead of Bud Light and hot dogs, it's Molson and elk steak tips.) The Jeep Wrangler was the third time FCA Canada and the FCA Foundation have partnered with Canstruction Inc. on a project. In 2013, they paired up to build a life-size Dodge Grand Caravan in Toronto‘s Yonge-Dundas Square and also built a full-size Ram pickup in Calgary in 2014 during the city’s famed Stampede. RELATED: See Photos of the Project Nomad Jeep Wrangler
It’s ironic, for a vehicle made out of cans, there is no place to put your can. The interior has no seats. Looks like you would have to do a standup Fred Flintstone maneuver to get your momentum going and then never sit down. Kudos to our friends north of the border at FCA for coming up with a good use for tomato sauce cans. We’re still surprised, though, that they didn’t use a Molson can or two. Probably not politically correct for a car company to build a Jeep out of beer cans.