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Man Successfully Roasts Pork Inside His Old Datsun 'Oven'

A Perth man’s car-roasted pork that he cooked using an old Datsun, has highlighted the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars.

Australia’s severe heatwave inspired Stu Pengelly to see if he could cook himself a 1.5kg pork roast inside his car.

Last Friday in 39C heat (a relatively cool day for a Perth summer) Pengelly put the meat inside his car for 10 hours, monitoring the temperatures inside and outside the car.

The slow-cooked car pork. Image: Facebook

Pengelly took to Facebook to declare the hot car “worked a treat” alongside images of his perfectly cooked pork.

He said the temperature inside the car had reached 30C by 7am and a shocking 81C by 1pm.

Pengelly said he cooked the pork the unusual way to show how dangerous it is to leave anything inside a hot car.

Stu Pengelly wanted to see if he could cook himself a 1.5kg pork roast inside his old Datsun.  Image: Facebook

“My warning is don't leave anyone or anything precious to you in a hot car, not for a minute and if you do see kids or dogs in a hot car do not hesitate to smash and window and get them out."

He said the temperature inside the car reached a shocking 81C by 1pm. Image: Facebook

The Bureau of Meteorology said that Perth recorded 10 days with above 35C in December.