Remember driving the bumper cars at amusement parks, don’t you? They were so much fun…..
Well, now what do you do with old Bumper Cars?
This was sent to me in an email. The pictures and videos seem to have been around for awhile but I have not seen anything about them so I have decided to share.
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This is a quote from the email:
“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 crazy 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!”
Really !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All I can say is that I would not like to be doing anything like 160 mph in one of these and would not feel indestructible!
Here is a YouTube video of Bumper Cars at Encinitas Classic Car Nights:
You amazed yet?