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Modified art car driven to court

The prosecutor’s case began to unravel when he turned his attack to the tea light-candle headlights. <br />Up until that point, Daniel Lerner had argued the car was unsafebecause of its dangerous braking system. Granted, classifying thehollowed-out Buick a car is a bit of a stretch. It’s actually a pieceof art made to look like a car by Montreal artist Michel de Broin — afour-seater bicycle, propelled entirely by pedalling.

The prosecutor’s case began to unravel when he turned his attack to the tea light-candle headlights.
Up until that point, Daniel Lerner had argued the car was unsafe because of its dangerous braking system. Granted, classifying the hollowed-out Buick a car is a bit of a stretch. It’s actually a piece of art made to look like a car by Montreal artist Michel de Broin — a four-seater bicycle, propelled entirely by pedalling.
A group who took the Shared Propulsion Car, on exhibit at the Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art on Oct. 24, for a ride down Queen Street West were pulled over and ticketed.
Justice of the Peace Patrick Marum dismissed the case, saying the Crown had not met the burden of proof.