Plugging a good cause

Forgive me for promoting, but we’ve a friend who has an fascinating project on the go: Professor Gordon Murray (F1 designer) and his design team have been developing the OX flat-pack truck, designed with a view to benefiting people living in remote villages and townships across Africa and other parts of the developing world; in fact it could be shipped in as a flatpack to emergencies anywhere in the world, it takes 3 people to build in a day, and can overcome almost any terrain.

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A charity has been set up and is running a not-for-profit crowd-funding campaign in order to develop the idea further. It’s best to go to this link to see what it’s all about and how the OX performs:




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even if you don’t pledge, it still makes very interesting reading, please pass this link on to friends and colleagues who might be interested.

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We’re led to believe that Obama would not have been President of the United States had he not been crowd-funded, people were chipping in $5 here $10 there….so let’s hope this gets equal enthusiasm.


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