This car is a life-size, drivable replica of a vintage camera

Camera car
(Image credit: Frigate Engineering)

We’ll never again complain that a new pro camera is practically the size of a car. Not now that we’ve seen the real thing, anyway; this replica of a vintage camera is not only the size of a car, it is one – to the extent that it can actually be driven.

It was created by manufacturing startup Frigate, which is based in Trichy, India. The car is based on quite an unusual style of bellows camera, with two lenses rather than one. As far as we can tell, it looks like the basis of the design was this Stereo Field Camera by Meagher, which was in use around the 1880s.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.