Wedding Couple On Tow Truck As Cops Ban Homemade Limo

Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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These pictures show a bride and groom travelling to their wedding on the back of a tow truck after heartless traffic cops took their homemade stretch limo off the road.

Mami Emen and his bride Eylem desperately wanted to travel by limousine to their wedding in the city of Osmaniye in the province of the same name in south-central Turkey.

But they could not afford to hire one so Mami bought a 1978 Renault Toros, a Turkish-made version of the Renault 12, for 3,500 TRY (460 GBP) and set about converting it into a limo.

He and his friend, Sefa Kindir, cut the car in half and added an extra two metre (6 ft 6ins) section to extend it in just three days, before decorating the vehicle with ribbons for the big day.

Their ingenious plan almost came unstuck when a traffic cop took one look at the improvised stretch limo and immediately banned it from being driven on the roads.

But Sefa quickly contacted a friend with a tow truck and arranged for the limo to travel to and from the wedding – with the happy couple inside – on the back of it.

Mami said: “I couldn’t find a limo to rent on the day of my wedding that I could afford as the prices were so high. 

“So I bought a Renault Toros. Together with my friend Sefa, we turned it into a custom-made limo. 

“This must be the first time a bride and groom go to their wedding in a limo carried by a tow truck.” 

And Sefa added: “The police wouldn’t allow the car to go out in traffic but we called a tow truck and brought the car to the wedding saloon anyway. We made something new in Turkey.”

Eyewitnesses filmed the bridge and groom smiling happily inside the homemade limo, on top of the tow truck, as they were driven to and from their wedding ceremony.

Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.