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Sunday, April 18, 2010

BUMPER CARS....street legal...


Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long.
There are seven of these little monsters floating around California , and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase. By the way, they are almost indestructible in accidents!


I want one of these..actually what I want is one before it gets rebuilt and do it myself.
I'd like to do what this guy did..buy them and then fix them up ..they would be perfect in little towns like West. I can just see me and Babs racing to town in them. Challenging Inky to a drag race. Yup..I yafta get one.



















































11 comments:

Charlene said...

Those are great. A more classic take on the golf carts rich people drive in planned retirement communities?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They're so teeny, Dexter could have his own, too! Now isn't that a terrifying thought -- Dexter on wheels!

Blueberry said...

cuuuuute!

Jan said...

I love them and I love the license plates like ITS2LEGAL.

heartinhand said...

I love them too!

heartinhand said...

I love them too!

billy pilgrim said...

but you'd have an uncontrollable urge to ram into every other car on the road.

no headon collisions tho.

Sling said...

Love them!..My buddies and I spent countless hours riding the bumper cars at the Long Beach Pike in our teens,so I'm sure I must have ridden in all of those at one time or another. :)

Big Pissy said...

Those are so cool!!! :)

Twain12 said...

awesome !!

Intense Guy said...

Got to find that Tom Wright dude in facebook or somewhere and shoot him a message! Send a bunch to West, TX! (and one to me!)