No need to call 911, this car is supposed to be driving in a lake


NEW LONDON, NC (WBTV) — It’s not all that unusual to see around Badin Lake. The light blue colored automobile regularly drives from land, right into the lake, without a second glance from some people.

But people who don’t know about Gary Morrison’s 1967 Amphicar, often drive up to ask if he needs help.

“Sometimes they think I’ve lost my brakes and ended up in the water,” Morrison said.

The car is made to drive on land and in the water. Once the doors are sealed with a special lever and the transmission is taken out of gear, Morrison turns on two propellers in the back and slowly boats his way around the lake, in a car.

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