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LAD Drives Drinkers Around Steam Fair On Motor Powered Pub Bench

LAD Drives Drinkers Around Steam Fair On Motor Powered Pub Bench

If you've ever been sat on a pub bench and argued about who should get off their backside and get a pint, this is the invention that you never knew you needed - a motor-powered pub bench.

Yes, you heard.

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It's a strange creation, that's for sure, and it's the brainchild of 30-year-old mechanic Clayton Humphrys from Somerset.

Have a look at it in action. Pretty impressive stuff, right?

He and his mates are regulars at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which is something of a haven for those who create wacky things such as this.

Clayton Humphrys. Credit: LADbible
Clayton Humphrys. Credit: LADbible
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Having brought a completely stationary pub bench last year, Clayton decided to ramp things up a notch by combining it with a ride-on lawnmower and attaching some snazzy cider-themed registration plates.

Well, this is the West Country, after all.

Look at it, what a feat of engineering. Credit: LADbible
Look at it, what a feat of engineering. Credit: LADbible

Speaking to LADbible, Clayton said: "We always go to Dorset Steam Fair, my old man's got a steam engine and there's always weird and wonderful things driving around there.

"People modify mobility scooters, lawnmowers, anything that moves.

"This year we thought we needed something that moves, so I bought a ride-on lawnmower, took the bench, and converted it and that's what we've got.

"No real reason, it's just I'm a mechanic and an engineer, and I've seen a few of them."

Well, someone needed to do it.

It's beautiful. Credit: LADbible
It's beautiful. Credit: LADbible

He continued: "What made me do it was that I saw two people who got caught and lost their driving licence driving one of them along the road in America.

"That was based on a go-kart so it was quite low down and less usable than what I'd want."

I know what you're thinking - how fast can it go?

Well, not actually that quick. Still a damn sight quicker than most other pub furniture you'll have seen.

How quick is your pub bench? Exactly. Credit: LADbible
How quick is your pub bench? Exactly. Credit: LADbible

Clayton added: "It's a bit faster than walking speed. It is literally a ride-on lawnmower, so probably about 10 miles per hour at the most.

"It's just a bit of a laugh, really."

It turns out that everyone else feels the same way. It went down a storm at the Steam Fair, and even had security guards gathering around to take photographs with it.

So, what next for the petrol-powered pub bench?

Get to the bar at 10mph. Credit: LADbible
Get to the bar at 10mph. Credit: LADbible

"Well, I'll probably hang onto it and use it a bit more, it's just you've got to find the right places to use it because it's not allowed on the road," Clayton explains.

"It's just big events like that one that will accept it."

If more events had motor-powered drinking spots, the world would be a better place...

Featured Image Credit: LADbible

Topics: uk news, Awesome, Inspirational, Funny, Interesting, Weird, Cars

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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