Are they for real? 2 uncles take bumper cars for joyride on road in China

Two men were spotted in Shenyang, China, driving down a street in a couple of colourful bumper cars.

According to Shanghaiist, the bizarre street race was captured by a netizen who uploaded the photos to Weibo.

The photos went viral online leading to authorities sending out a word of caution for anyone hoping to mimic their actions.

While conceding that the two men apparently adhered to road rules by stopping at traffic lights, their behaviour has been labelled as "very dangerous".

However, netizens have expressed amusement at the extraordinary sight.

One netizen wrote:

"My childhood dream come true!"

Another wondered:

"Don't bumper cars need an electrified ceiling to run?"