Sunday, 10 October 2010

Only in Glasgow




Superimposed against the Glaswegian backdrop are not the leftovers of the Edinburgh trams but three tuk tuks.

Tuk tuks are a common sight on the streets of Mumbai and Bangkok so, in order to ensure Glasgow keeps it's international reputation, Glasgow taxi driver, Pat Donnelly, has decided to buy one for ferrying tourists around the city.

The vehicle costs £14,000 and should be arriving next month.  According to Mr Donnelly the transport seats 6 people comfortably - although I have my doubts about that - and he intends to charge £10 a head for a one hour trip in his up-to-50mph machine.

Good luck to him.  The novelty factor just may see him getting a return on his investment.  Don't think they'll catch on in Dundee but one of these may do at the bargain price of £4125.  Could be an attractive addition to Riverside Drive before they build the gigantic windmill and biomass plant.  But that's another story.


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8 comments:

Alex Porter said...

Brilliant Rosie,

Did Pat buy his in the tuk tuk shop?

Macheath said...

First the amfibus, now this - and let's not forget Glasgow's rickshaw driver; getting around in Glasgow has never been so much fun.

Good luck to the lot of 'em!

Billy said...

Freezing and pishing of rain - I don't think so!

You can still buy new Mini Mokes, made in China now, but even though they are fun to drive like the original Mini very few do buy them here for the above reasons.

subrosa said...

Quite possibly Alex, but he didn't pay pocket money for it did he? ;)

subrosa said...

Oh I forgot about the rickshaw driver Macheath. That's what I say, good luck.

subrosa said...

Can you Billy? I used to think they were super wee things. Auch this will only be used in good weather. I mean nobody visits Glasgow except during June, July and August do they?

Allan said...

Cool...

We took a ride on one when we were in Tunisia 4 years ago, hair-raising but fab...

subrosa said...

If it's hair-raising then count me out Allan. I'm trying to get rid of the Oor Willie style.

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