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'Dude, Where's My Car?' for real!

Bjorn Brandvold and Gertrud Kreuter with the no-longer-missing Mercedes


It's easy to forget where you parked your car, especially in a huge mall parking lot...but usually it doesn't take too long to find it. But losing it on a street in a strange city can have more serious problems, including taking three weeks to find the car.


For Bjorn Brandvold of Oslo, the problem began when he was driving home from Andorra to Norway and stopped in the north German city of Hanover to get cash from an ATM. When the first machine  turned him down, he continued walking, trying other machines until he finally found one that worked. Then he realized that he had not only lost track of all his twists and turns, but had also lost the slip on which he'd written the name of the street.


As he wandered, looking for the car, the Norwegian retiree met a local woman, Gertrud Kreuter, who helped him look, and when the search failed, took him home and gave him a place to sleep. After several days of searching and not much help from local police,  the story caught the attention of a local newspaper that told the story and asked for help.


Three weeks after the search started, a resident reported the apparently-abandoned car parked in front of her house, and Bjornvold was ready to be on his way, with Kreuter helping plan the trip. For more details from, click HERE

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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I don't think he staged it, but I do think he wasn't searching too hard for the car after he met the lady. And that would make a nice story if they got married.


If he wanted to find the car quick, he would of called his bank or credit card issuer to see the location of his first try to get his money and started his search from there.

If you want a thing done, ask a busy man.

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