What's the story with the driving couch?!

So you might have seen me on the Highway or on Jay Leno's Garage so I guess you've got questions...

Well, I designed and built the Casual Lofa, for no particular reason other than sometimes, things like this just need to exist! It's based on a classic Mini (1275cc automatic) and it is fully street legal, having gone through the DVLA (like the DMV) testing process to become registered as a custom build car in the UK.

It was shipped to the US to be on the CTEK booth at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas and then we just cruised around on a road trip vacation before we went back to the UK. To find out how (and maybe why) I built this and other crazy cars like it, you should buy my book ‘Grease Junkie: A Book Of Moving Parts’ here...

Edd China's workbench, covered in the usual detritus such as his book, his orange gloves, flying goggles and a Philips Penlight torch
Autotopia Shawn Davis with Edd China
In & Over & Out
Cars & Coffee at San Clemente
Malibu Cops getting Cummfy
Newport Beach Pier outside Dory Deli
Sofa Surfing at Malibu Beach
Brian at O'Reillys
Oxnard CHiP checks out driving couch
Steam Funk
Sofa 'Shop' repairs at O'Reillys at night
I CAN drive 55 (on a couch)
Local Buellton hero Jesse
Lifesaver coolant pipe repair
Buellton ChiP takes 'evidence' for his mates
Casual Lofa outside 1880 Union Hotel
Big Sur sofa car
Couch driving on Bixby Creek Bridge
Sofa parked at Carmel Highlands General Store
17 Mile Drive on a couch
Driving couch on Golden Gate Bridge
Edd China & Aaron Hagar on sofa car
The Open Road on a sofa
Edd China & Wayne Carini @ SEMA
CTEK stand @ SEMA with Edd China, Magnus
Fire in the Hold (fur's on fire)
Edd China filming with Jay Leno
A driving couch on the Highway!
LAPD interested in sofa car on Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills Cop gives a citation to Edd China's driving couch
Hollywood Sofari
Fast & Furry at Bob's Market LA
1 Autotopia Shawn & Edd
1 Autotopia Shawn & Edd

Sofari California 1: Picking up the Casual Lofa from Shawn Davis at Autotopia - first test drive after some post shipping fettling. ‘Yes Shawn, it really is street legal, even in California!’...

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1 Hollywood Bound
1 Hollywood Bound

Sofari California 2: Hollywood Bound; Edd China drives his Casual Lofa sofa car up to the Hollywood sign.

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31 In & Over & Out
31 In & Over & Out

Sofari California 31: Out 'n' about for some classic Californian cuisine, before our long journey home to Blighty. ...’til next time’...

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1 Autotopia Shawn & Edd
1 Autotopia Shawn & Edd

Sofari California 1: Picking up the Casual Lofa from Shawn Davis at Autotopia - first test drive after some post shipping fettling. ‘Yes Shawn, it really is street legal, even in California!’...

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