September 28, 2020 4.24 pm This story is over 43 months old

Lincoln man’s Evel Knievel jerry can minibars are a hit

The Knievel family approve!

By Local Democracy Reporter

A jerry can minibar designed by a man from Lincoln has caught the attention of Evel Knievel’s family and will now be sold as an officially licensed product.

Jez Armstrong from Lincoln is the founder Trong Upcycling, a company that designs new products from recycled materials.

He has previously made a chopping board from an acoustic guitar, a clock from a PlayStation, and now a minibar from a jerry can.

Jez Armstrong has a knack for turning trash into treasures. Photo: Julie Armstrong

For the jerry can bar, he was inspired by stuntman Evel Knievel and designed it with him in mind, using Knievel’s famous logo and American flag colours.

The product has been officially licensed and endorsed by the family of the late Evel Knievel.

Kelly Knievel, son of Evel, posing with a jerry can minibar on a Harley Davidson. Photo: Julie Armstrong

The jerry cans retail at £109 and have eight slots inside for cans of soft or alcoholic drinks, as well as interior foam that keeps the drinks cool.

The quirky design has drink slots inside. Photo: Trong Upcycling

It was launched in mid-September after months of development throughout lockdown, with orders coming from as far and wide as Las Vegas and San Jose in America.

You can order one of the jerry can minibars here for £109.

Jez has twice appeared on TV as part of the team on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, showing his inventive and creative side.

It would appear innovation runs in the family with Jez, as his wife Julie is a designer who came up with the face mask wedding invitations The Lincolnite reported on back in July.