BBC presenter Jon Cuthill was the passenger in a car on the A35 near Cadnam in Hampshire when he spotted the Mercedes-Benz E-Class going rolling along with the rest of the traffic. But as they went to overtake it, it soon became clear that the buffoonery was intentional as there was a battery charger perched on top of the engine.
“Why would anyone think driving along a public highway with your bonnet up was a good idea? The bonnet obviously hadn’t just sprung open accidentally. I just think it’s crazy that someone would drive along a dual carriageway stretch of road without being able to see through the windscreen,” said Mr Cuthill.