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Zany Swiss man installs wood-burning stove in car

Why yes, officer, that is a wood-burning stove in my glove box.

It's hard to imagine what led Pascal Prokop to install a wood-burning stove in his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. Though we're safe to say that the trend won't catch like wildfire.

Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

Smoke rises from a chimney atop Pascal Prokop's 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon near Zurich on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters

Wood burns in a stove as Pascal Prokop drives his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon during cold winter weather on a road near the town of Mettmenstetten, south of Zurich on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Prokob built and installed the wood-fired stove himself and got an operating permit from the Swiss technical inspection authority.

And you thought old Volvo station wagons weren't hot...