Quirky News

  • 15 July 2010, 10:23

American man designs toilet car

A family in Colorado will never again have to worry about toilet breaks on the road after designing a twin-bowl toilet car.

It took four years and three prototypes for Dave Hersch to perfect his design, inspired by a small 'Hot Wheels' toy car.

It features a 6.5hp motor capable of driving two adults at 30mph and holds six toilet rolls and a magazine rack.

Dave told Rex: "The first version was literally a toilet on top of a go cart. It didn't last past the first turn. The toilet slid off and broke into a million pieces on the road. Porcelain is very fragile I have learned.

"The second version was still a single toilet but had some features like a bolted down toilet, brakes, and a toilet seat. That version didn't make it past the first ride by my friend who flipped it and broke the toilet again."

"Finally the current model was built to be foolproof. Adults take photos and kids jump up and down with excitement. It's a great way to meet all the people in my neighbourhood without all the typical grown-up formalities."

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