From mobility scooter to Rolls Royce

Everyone has a favourite television programme, whether it’s watching a hard-hitting documentary or indulging in a slightly far-fetched crime show. Here at duck2water we are fans of all sorts of different series, ranging from EastEnders to River Cottage to The Sopranos.

However, there is a great-grandfather who loves one particular television programme so much that he has gone to great lengths to create himself a permanent souvenir of the series.

The 74-year-old Thunderbirds fan has converted his mobility scooter into a replica of Lady Penelope’s Rolls Royce. He travels round dressed as the famous chauffeur, Parker, and has even put a model of Lady Penelope herself in the back of the vehicle.

The retired construction worker decided to build the creation to drive in a cancer charity run after a long-running wish that he could drive Lady Penelope around.

He said, “I set about building her Rolls Royce in my garage out of bits of old wood I had lying around.

“People are very supportive when they see me driving around town and I've even been stopped to sign autographs. I love being able to raise a smile for people.”

If only we could be chauffeured in a Rolls Royce on daily basis!

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