A 32-year-old man has been arrested and refused bail after he was found using a pizza pan as a steering wheel for his defective, uninsured and unregistered car.

Police were called to Norman Street in Adelaide just after 8am yesterday morning following reports of a suspicious red Mazda sedan and a loitering man in the street.

They arrived to find the man driving the dodgy vehicle turning into a carpark.

The metal pan steering wheel had a bizarre message messily scrawled across it in white, reading: "Uncontrollable and driven to love only a beating heart."


Other messages written illegibly in black and white on the wheel appear to reference to a date of birth and the phrase RIP.

Upon inspection, police noticed the car's number plate had been altered and a recent defect label had been removed.

The Adelaide man was charged with driving unregistered, uninsured, drive contrary to defect, remove defect label, alter number plate and breach of bail.

He has been refused bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court today.

His car was also impounded for 28 days.