NOVELTY VEHICLE: George Brown and Karen Jobbling cruise around Monto on their makeshift horse and carriage.
NOVELTY VEHICLE: George Brown and Karen Jobbling cruise around Monto on their makeshift horse and carriage. Emily Smith

Thinking outside the box creates a stable way to travel

WHEN George Brown saw an old motorbike without a motor at the local tip, he didn't see rubbish or scrap metal. He saw potential.

The Monto man transformed the motorbike into a new piece of transportation by turning it into a horse-drawn carriage.

"It's a three-wheeler motorbike still," Mr Smith said. "I just hook up to the motorbike and the horse pulls them along."

With a horsepower of one, he rides the unique creation down the main street of Monto and usually turns a few heads wherever he goes.

"People look at it and wonder," he said.

"Quite a few of the old people just can't believe it."

The bike's light weight ensures it is not a strain on the horse while the third wheel ensures it will always stay upright.

He said people would get frustrated on occasion at his creation taking up space on the street but most people enjoyed the novelty.

"Some people say it's stupid you holding up the traffic," he said. "But I've got as much right to be on the road as anyone else."


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