“Go big or go home”, a phrase that seems to be invented by the eccentric oil sheik, Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan – also known affectionately as The Rainbow Sheik. This goes especially for his taste in giant trucks.
The Rainbow Sheik got this nickname after buying seven Mercedes 500 SEL’s, each of which was then painted in a colour of the rainbow for each day of the week. Also, he holds a number of Guinness World Records, including the biggest graffiti tag on the planet as he had his name carved on his private island in letters that stretch two miles across. It’s so big that his name can be read from outer space, lets see Donald Trump beat that!
As mentioned, the man is obsessed with giant trucks. It’s unclear if he is trying to compensate for something or if this is the result of a childhood trauma. Either way his obsession clearly enters the domain of utter insanity. I know it, you know it, and deep down, I’m sure he knows it… But say what you want, these giant trucks sure are a jaw-dropping sight to behold. Also, it is comforting to see that the $4-per-gallon-gasoline we are buying, is helping to support a good cause.
This is the World’s largest truck, a replica of the classic Dodge Power Wagon, about eight times the original size. It has four bedrooms inside the cabin and weighs more than 50 tonnes! With over 300 cars, the rainbow sheik owns one of the largest car collections in the world, but the Dodge Power Wagon is his personal favorite. Why, you wonder? Well, the Dodge Power Wagon holds a special place in his heart as it is synonymous with the oil boom. Early oil prospectors relied on them when they were out in the dessert drilling for oil, and therefore the Rainbow Sheik build this driving temple to honour his favorite car.