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|26th December 2009, 10:57||#1|
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Towing a 50 feet long Christmas tree with a Reva
G-Wiz! Man tows 50ft Christmas tree with tiny electric car... and creates an amazing optical illusion | Mail Online
With such a tiny car, it’s an exercise in logistics for Greig Howe to get any Christmas tree home.
So he thought he might as well get this 50ft one, and attach a trailer to his G-Wiz electric car to tow it.
Donated by the Forestry Commission, the £400 tree was taken 15 miles from the New Forest to skate park designer Mr Howe’s six-bedroom home in Bournemouth, Dorset.
There, it was cut into three carefully measured sections to create a Christmas illusion that has passersby in the street doing double takes.
With a little help from Mr Howe’s friends, the lower parts of the tree were passed through doors and windows.
Finally a borrowed crane was used to place the top tier on to a little roof turret.
With careful alignment, the Howe Christmas tree appears to be bursting through the roof.
It is the second year running Mr Howe has staged the trick. Last year he cut the tree up immediately after it was chopped down.
This Christmas he decided to tow it home in one piece so he could drive it past the home of his housebound grandmother, even putting a few lights and decorations on it as a treat for her.
The whole operation, including decorating the branches with 200 baubles and 2,000 LED lights, took five days.
But Mr Howe, who is separated and has three children Harry, 12, Roni, four, and Finn, two, said the planning took far longer.
‘I’ve been working on this for weeks,’ he said. ‘But it has all been worth it now it is up. It looks fantastic.’
|26th December 2009, 11:55||#2|
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Is this Reva (UK version) is having same specs as the one on Indian roads or it is having larger motor capacity ??
As there is red siren on Reva, is it any government official vehicle ??
|26th December 2009, 12:04||#3|
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Really neat work, some ingenuity on display.Really liked the way the guy has assembled the 50 feet Xmas tree in his house.
|26th December 2009, 21:12||#4|
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Reva is proving to be quite handy and usefull.
first i saw a reva in chandigarh used by its police in sec 17 to catch romeos chasing girls.
now i see this brit pulling a large xmas tree behind its Reva!
|28th December 2009, 10:21||#6|
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Hey nice one but I doubt about towing just a trailer by Reva! I had taken TD of Reva nearly 4 yrs ago, but don't think it's capable of doing this kind of job with it's power. May be it can tow once it's in motion.
|28th December 2009, 12:06||#7|
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Wow that was some real creativity at work, however what is more important to note is the weight of the tree rather then the height.
Neverthe less he tried & came successful.
|28th December 2009, 13:08||#9|
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No, it is not an official vehicle. It is mandatory in most countries to put a light on top (usually orange) if you are towing something as a safety measure. So that people coming from the opposite direction know that you have a trailer at the back. Hence all trucks abroad also have a similar rotating light on top there. This obviously is unheard of in our country! And thats why most of the trucks on our roads dont even have a tail light. Blatant disregard for safety!
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