In a new documentary, a man from Melbourne’s west can be seen trying to get the cowabangs on the streets of Melbourne, despite the fact he is an unlicensed driver and is driving in the wrong direction.
The story is told by Kevin Smee and shows how, as part of a team of community organisers, he was attempting to get a cowabang to the streets.
“I was trying to do something for the community, just to make sure that we got the cowbangs,” Mr Smees said.
“But it was a bit of a challenge, I was trying and pushing it with a couple of sticks and sticks of wood, but I couldnt get the horns on the car.”
The man is now on the road again.
“They are a real rarity,” he said.
“You need a licence and they are very expensive.”
The team has been pushing for the cow-bangs to be put back on the street.
“It’s not just a cow-farming thing, it’s a whole community thing that we’ve got,” Mr Smith said.
It’s just like the cowboys of old, he said, but with a bit more flair.
The documentary is a part of the ABC’s new program, The Cowabungar, which will be broadcast nationally on Wednesday night at 9:30pm.
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