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For twenty-something years, a 1981 Chevrolet Blazer had been abandoned on Tahrir Street, a notoriously overpopulated, polluted and rowdy street in Cairo, Egypt. The car, originally black, had been painted brown with dirt and sand. The tires and side mirrors were missing and there was no back window, making the car an open trash bin for passers-by. In Cairo, owners often abandon cars because they can’t afford to maintain or repair them, legally register them, or attain a driver’s license.…