Cinders and ashes! Police stop Thomas the Tank Engine on M1 motorway
A driver has received three points on his licence and a £100 fine after being stopped driving an unconvincing Thomas the Tank Engine replica down the M1.
David Scott was pulled over on his way to Dover for ‘Scumrun’, an annual charity rally with a mystery location only unveiled at the start of the event. Participants tend to drive heavily modified cars, though in this instance the ‘tweaks’ made to the his BMW 7 Series were deemed to be illegal and unsafe.
On top of the fine and the points, police officers forced the car’s occupants to have it towed to a local garage for the modifications to be rectified. Additions to the vehicle included a large ‘boiler’ fashioned from an oil drum, Thomas’s face, and ‘buffers’ at the front and rear.
It is understood that the long-suffering BMW has taken other forms in the past.