Chris and Zarra taking their dodgem scooter for a spin along the Portland coast. Credit: Dorset Echo

A Dorset engineer is turning heads with his latest invention – a  bumper car that has left the fairground and taken to the streets after being merged with an 8mph mobility scooter.

Portland-based Chris Acock purchased the dodgem from eBay for £31, reports the Dorset Echo, before purchasing an 8mph mobility scooter for £200 and combining the two together.

The 53-year-old engineer then stripped back the bumper car before bolting and wiring the empty body to the second-hand scooter.

“I stripped everything out of the bumper car until I was left with the bare shell then I took the mobility scooter apart,” he told the Dorset Echo.

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“I bolted the scooter’s battery to the underside of the dodgem then did the wiring, painting and sorted the lights out.”

The bumper car/mobility scooter hybrid features lights on the front and back, as well as hazard lights. The device also boasts a flag where the tall electric pole would be situated at the back of the car.

According to the local newspaper, the device has a range of 20 miles and has been spotted riding around Portland when Chris and his wife Zarra Lea visit the local shops.

The project cost the quirky engineer a total of £400 and a few weekends to complete.

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