I want one of these!

From an email forward this morning…

Where do old bumper cars go? The ones in Coney Island and Rockaway Park back in the 20’s thru the 50s ran on electricity.  They had a pole on the back going to a metal electrical charged overhead plate.


You remember driving the bumper cars at amusement parks or a fair, don’t you? They were so much fun…..

Well, now what do you do with old bumper cars?

(And, check out the license plates.)

 001 002 003  005 006 007 008



Yes, you read that right; these little Beasties are street legal.

They run on either Kawasaki orHonda motorcycle engines and co-optvintage 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 twocylinder 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 terrifyinglyfast in machines with such a short wheelbase.

By the way, they are almost  indestructible in accidents.

About Ampbreia

I'm an ex-Pentacostal, ex-Muslim, ecclectic Agnostic with slightly Wiccan leanings. I am not affiliated with any organized religion or political platform, but I do believe in magic and all things wise and wonderful. I work as an admin in a calibration lab. I've published 2 books so far this year: Lost in Foreign Passions: Love and betrayal, passion and loss in the heart of an alien land (a memoir of my time as a Muslimah and living in Iran for a year), written under my previous married name, Debra Kamza, and Dream Lover (a paranormal romance, the tale of witch that summons her favorite character out of a Bewitched spin-off and the actor who plays him as well). I'm constantly writing stories and poems, thoughts and dreams, and quite a few opinions - many of which are not popular but oh well. Bite me. I'm interested in art, animals, the paranormal, and people. I love to dance, all sorts, but have been studying belly dance since 2006 and LOVE it! I love anime too and love dressing up and going to conventions. My writing runs the gummut of historical, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and erotica. Beware: I may not be safe reading for work. Just saying....
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2 Responses to I want one of these!

  1. whyzat says:

    I want the woody. I saw these on “American Pickers” one night. Those guys buy old bumper cars when they can find them, then sell them to restorers.


  2. How cool! What fun! 🙂
    If you get one, get one for me, too! 😉 I’d like one in purple, with yellow stripes! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂


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