CC Outtake: I Just Happen To Have A Crane Handy

I’ve been looking at this Beetle perched on the cab of this big Kenworth ever since we moved here in 1993; who knows how long it’s been up there. Oldham is a crane operator, so I guess it made sense to build a roof-top rig in order to carry a dinghy along. I wonder if the VW still ever gets used, or whether it’s just become a fixture that nobody wants to get rid of anymore. It’s not likely that a modern car would fit the custom-made carrier so well. Another view: