Where do old bumper cars go?

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Subject: Fw: Fw: Where do old bumper cars go?
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  Subject: Where do old bumper cars
go?

 
 
 
 
 
Where
do old bumper cars
go
The
ones in Coney Island and Rockaway Park back in the
20’s thru to the 50; s ran on electric.

Had a pole on the back going to a metal
electrical charged overhead
plate.

THESE
ARE



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!)





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!

 
 

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