CAPTAIN RISKY: Gympie man Jason Robertson says he keeps being mistaken for Captain Risky from the Budget Direct Insurance advertisement.
CAPTAIN RISKY: Gympie man Jason Robertson says he keeps being mistaken for Captain Risky from the Budget Direct Insurance advertisement. Craig Warhurst

Captain Risky's twin a local

PICTURE this: Bel Evans was sitting on the couch watching television one evening with her boyfriend Jason Robertson.

An advertisement for Budget Direct Insurance came on during the break, and there, smiling out of the screen at them was Captain Risky… an exact doppelganger for the boyfriend sitting next to her.

Several of their friends started to see the resemblance between the two, and now, the new nickname has stuck.

Just like Captain Risky, Jason has a passion for performance machines, a daredevil streak and isn't insured by Budget Direct.

Unlike the hapless stuntman, Jason says he is a good driver, with a good driving record.

He also has discerning taste when it comes to his wheels.

You can often see him cruising around town on his sweet ride: a 2006 Honda Today Scooter.

Jason has owned the 49cc monster for 14 months and admits that during that time he has "stacked it a couple of times".

Jason says the two-wheeled speed machine has it where it counts.

"It'll do 55, leaning forward, going downhill," he says.

But on a serious note, it's an economical way to get around; taking only $5 to fill the tank, which will keep him cruising for a full two weeks.

Does Jason have plans to follow in the footsteps of his double and become an international stuntman?.

"Not on this, but maybe, yes," he said.

Do you know anyone who is a celebrity look-a-like?

Email your photos to editor@gympietimes.com, and we'll see how many famous faces we have right here in town.

Gympie Times


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