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Pennsylvania man's banana car peels through Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Talk about peeling out.

A Pennsylvania man cruised into Flint on Thursday in his giant, motorized banana and parked it on the bricks of Saginaw Street.

Some looked confused. Many snapped pictures.

Banana car owner Steve Braithwaite tells The Flint Journal he had no idea how much he was going to enjoy people laughing and smiling at him.

The Coopersburg, Pa., resident with Flint ties brought the former pickup truck back through the area, more than two years after buying the original vehicle from a junkyard in Genesee County's Argentine Township.

Braithwaite decided one day he wanted to turn a Ford F-150 into a banana and travel the world in it.

So, what he calls his "crazy desire to do something ridiculous" became a yellow-tinged reality.

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