A little bit of ingenuity!

 

 

 

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A little bit of ingenuity!

In March we were asked if we could put four Mercedes GLA cars into the UK’s only underground Salt Mine in Winsford.

There is a lift that the operator uses to move its own machines and material between the surface and the mine, which is 189 metres below ground!

Unfortunately this lift was not large enough for the cars to drive into so we had to create a rig that would allow us to hang the car up on its end to ensure that there was no chance of any damage to the cars.

Journalists were then taken down the mine over a three day period to experience the off road driving capabilities with a difference.

All of the cars were eventually brought to the surface unscathed.