Mechanic Takes Motorized Couch For A Spin
April 9, 2012 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
NAPIER, New Zealand, (UPI) — A New Zealand mechanic who designed a motorized couch with a top speed of 37 mph said his creation has been admired by townspeople, even police officers.
Josh Steeg of Hastings said he and some friends took the couch for an Easter spin through Napier as part of a scheme to attract business for his mechanical work and perhaps even the couch itself, Hawkes Bay Today reported Monday.
“Who knows, someone might see it as a great opportunity to do some advertising,” Steeg said.
The couch has a 2008 Yamaha Jog motor, a stereo system and speedometer, and it pulls a refreshment trailer.
Steeg said the rig was a hit with people in the community.
“Police had a look at us but it was all good. It’s only the second time I’ve had it out for a run. If I had a dollar for every time someone stopped us to take a photo today, I’d be rich,” he said.