When Bumper Cars Retire

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Postby iluvk9 » June 21st, 2010, 2:34 pm

Got this in an 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 Harley motors but they rattled like hell and Tom replaces them with 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

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 21st, 2010, 7:36 pm

Those are awesome!
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Postby plebayo » June 21st, 2010, 10:13 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Those are awesome!

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Postby PetieMarie22 » June 22nd, 2010, 11:01 am

I had never even given thought to the exsistance of something like that! Pretty cool though!
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Postby furever_pit » June 23rd, 2010, 8:58 am

OMG! Those are so cool!
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Postby iluvk9 » June 23rd, 2010, 5:50 pm

:giggle: Oddly enough, the "real ones" are never this nice looking. I guess all that 'bumping' does a number on them.
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