The other day my husband and I were walking past the Funeral parlor right by our apartment building when we noticed in the window they have a small model of a 'motorcycle sidecar hearse'. I had never seen anything like this before, but it didn't seem unbelievable to me. When we got home I had a look at the website that was advertised along side the model.
It seems the sidecar hearse is by no means a new concept. It actually dates back to 1967, when a Londoner who was a motorcyclist drowned, and his friends and family wanted to give him an 'appropriate' funeral. It has been done on a few other occasions since 1967.
The man who is now popularizing the purpose built side car hearse is Rev. Paul Sinclair a.k.a. the 'Faster Pastor'. Sinclair believes that "people's life styles should be reflected in in their funerals". Sinclair released the first literal motorcycle hearse in 2002. Since then his fleet has grown and he's working on expanding even further. Rev. Sinclair also reassures us that with casket the motorcycle hearse will not exceed speeds of 70 mph.
If you would like to take a look at the official website it is here at www.motorcyclefunerals.com