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Clubman rickshaws news - Cycling Club' - 2008
Apparently there’s a small festival going on in Beijing at the moment, comprising sporting events that went out of fashion in
late medieval times. The ‘Olympics’. Something like that.
Never one to miss out on a marketing opportunity, Mini
has cobbled together a bunch of Clubman rickshaws, which are currently
trundling the streets of Beijing replete with gold dragons.
It’s clever, y’see, because it’s like a crazy fusion
of cultures: pedal-powered transport from the East, and tiny suicide-doored
estate cars from the West. We’re disappointed to note that Mini hasn’t gone the
whole hog and strung a driver’s seatbelt across the passenger exit.
No word on performance
figures for the Clubman rickshaw yet, but unofficial dyno tests suggest that
the lad in the fetching white shirt is putting out about 0.1bhp and returning
about three miles to every plate of terrifyingly hot noodles.