Motorized Picnic Table Terrorizes Perth Streets

There is a public menace on the streets of Perth, Australia: two motorized picnic tables. Police are looking for the drivers of the, erm, vehicles, which were seen cruising down the West Coast Highway, complete with passenger casually sitting on the tables having a drink. It looks like the two picnic tables are being driven by a centrally mounted lawnmower motor and are controlled from one of the seats. The police are interested because it is illegal to drive something on the public road in Australia that isn’t properly licensed. I’ll bet that his insurance probably doesn’t cover taking it out for a spin on the highway, either. The accompanying TV news report does not identify the person responsible, but they claim have spoken to the builder, who says that the two tables can manage up to 50 miles per hour. They claim that he is even working on an upgraded model that includes a built-in barbecue, which could bring a whole new meaning to the term drive-thru.

26 thoughts on “Motorized Picnic Table Terrorizes Perth Streets

      1. It may actually be legal, depending on the motor’s power. Very low power vehicles are considered in the same class as bicycles, mobility scooters etc and don’t need to be registered nor registerable so don’t have to meet motor vehicle standards. They must still obey traffic laws.

  1. I was in a taxi when the guy came on the radio station talking to the hosts. Bottom line in aus its illegal 100% (unregistered un roadworthy powered vehicle), the cops gave him a warning at the time and then later when it went public started looking for him. He is a kiwi, it was i think his third build.. he has made some at home and the fellas cruise round to the drift circuit to watch (not drift;)). The driver wasnt drinking but his mates were. Top speed 50klms per hr. I didnt recall him mentioning a bbq upgrade or picnic umbrella mod…

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