Remember when you were little and you’d move yourself about in your little orange car and move the steering wheel erratically and in directions wholly uncorrelated to where you were going, maybe adding in a few “brums”? So do we .
Well, Brothers John and Geof Bitmead loved those memories so much that they constructed an adult-sized copy of a Little Tikes toy car that takes petrol, has a taxation disc, and can reach up to 70 mph!
It started life as aDaewoo Matiz and, although it’s now an eye-catcher, itcost about 30,000 to build and failed to bring in the money like they’d hoped. Geof said 😛 TAGEND
“We were hoping it would be out on a regular basis, generate some revenue and recoup the money used to build it, ”
“But in real life it ended up going out four or five times in two years. So we thought we might as well sell it and if anyone’s very interested in buying it that will bring back some fund for us.”
When speaking about how others reacted to the car, he said 😛 TAGEND
“They’re astonished to consider the real thing on the road. I’ve ensure people with tattoos all up their limbs strolling along the road simply cheering at us.
“There was that kind of response to it. Everybody recognised it. It’s part of our life. We watch these things in people’s front gardens, and now you can see it on the road.”
It has gone on sale for2 1,500… hmmmm?
We think it looks great, just maybe a little drafty. And their wacky notions aren’t stopping there. They have hopes to build an Adams Family style camper van( which is perhaps too retro ).
Good luck to them, we say, and we hope they manage to find a way to actually make a bit of cash out of it.
Tell us what you think in the comments! Would you buy one ?