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Avid Volkswagen fan takes two years to build his wooden Beetle from 50,000 pieces of oak

Published 29/04/2014 | 14:43

Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic drives his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car in Celinac, near Banja Luka, April 2, 2014. Bojic, 71, an avid Volkswagen fan, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak and took two years to complete it. German carmaker Volkswagen posted a quarterly jump in operating profit as Europea's fledgeling economic recovery lifted sales of Audi and Porsche luxury models to record levels. First-quarter underlying earnings at Europe's biggest carmaker gained 22 percent to 2.9 billion euros ($4 billion), compared with 2.3 billion a year ago, VW said on April 29, 2014. Picture taken April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS SOCIETY)
Bojic, 71, an avid Volkswagen fan, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak and took two years to complete it. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic drives his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car in Celinac, near Banja Luka. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
German carmaker Volkswagen posted a quarterly jump in operating profit as Europe's fledgeling economic recovery lifted sales of Audi and Porsche luxury models to record levels. Reuters/Dado Ruvic
First-quarter underlying earnings at Europe's biggest carmaker gained 22 percent to €2.9 billion, compared with 2.3 billion a year ago, VW said. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
The wooden car is incredibly intricate. Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
The wooden steering wheel. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
A view from the rear. Reuters/Dado Ruvic
A sight to behold. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic drives his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car. Photo: April 2, 2014. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

An avid Volkswagen fan has built his own wooden Beetle from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak.

Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic is seen above driving his wooden Volkswagen Beetle car in Celinac, near Banja Luka, in Bosnia.

Bojic, 71, an avid Volkswagen fan, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak and took two years to complete it.

German carmaker Volkswagen posted a quarterly jump in operating profit as Europea's fledgeling economic recovery lifted sales of Audi and Porsche luxury models to record levels.

First-quarter underlying earnings at Europe's biggest carmaker gained 22 per cent to €2.9 billion, compared with €2.3 billion a year ago, VW said today.

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