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Clever dad transforms mobility scooter into Coca-Cola Christmas truck

Clever dad transforms mobility scooter into Coca-Cola Christmas truck

The lorry has fully functioning indicators, reverse lights, brake lights, headlights and even a horn (Picture: Mobility Scooter Builds UK/Caters News)

We all know it isn’t Christmas until we’ve seen the big red truck.

The iconic vehicle from the festive Coca-Cola adverts has been delighting children and adults alike for decades, but imagine having your own miniature version.

Creative dad Kevin Jones, from Cramlington, Northumberland, did just that – using a second-hand scooter that he bought for £120. In just three weeks, he turned it into a working scale model of the instantly recognisable Christmas truck.

A 12-volt electrical system means the bright red lorry – complete with trailer – has fully functioning indicators, reverse lights, brake lights, headlights and even a horn.

But at 1.2 metres high and with a top speed of eight miles per hour – it is a touch slower and smaller than the real thing.

Kevin got the old scooter for just £120 (Picture: Mobility Scooter Builds UK/Caters News)

Kevin, 35 said his daughters Ava, 6 and Grace, 13 were thrilled with their new wheels after watching the famous Coca-Cola Christmas advert for years.

‘The girls love it, that advert always signals the start of Christmas for them, so to have their own to drive around in has been so much fun,’ he says.

‘I had the idea a few weeks ago and thought about doing one for next year but I was just too impatient. I just love building things and once I get an idea in my head it doesn’t take me long.

‘The girls were thrilled. They have been driving it around where we live locally and the other kids love it too.

The little girls get to drive it around (Picture: Mobility Scooter Builds UK/Caters News)

‘We do get some funny looks though. People just literally stop and stare.’

Kevin, who works as a joiner and site foreman, revamped the scooter from his workshop at home and spent around £600 altogether on project.

The truck, which comes complete with a personalised ‘SANTA 1’ number plate, was decorated using vinyl stickers.

Kevin adds: ‘I make all sorts of things but I like to build things that are instantly recognisable. I just love seeing people’s reactions.’

This isn’t the first time Kevin has transformed a mobility scooter into something else. He has also made a version of the yellow Reliant Regal from Only Fools And Horses, and the iconic red London double decker bus.

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Clever dad transforms old mobility scooter into Coca-Cola Christmas truck for his kids