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Street-legal bumper cars

Post by knightfan26917 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:22 pm

As a kid, I dreamt about "driving off" with a bumper car or a carousel car. I guess dreams DO come true...!


It's easy for a gear-head to be discouraged about the state of the world, especially in times of Carpocalypse and Cash for Clunkers. But occasionally, a bright light of awesome renews the spirit. Road-legal bumper cars do just that.
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Seven of these are floating around California. These are the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a gyro-gear loose builder on 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 engines but rattled like heck. Tom replaced them with Honda or Kawasaki 750's...and a couple have been 'measured' [not run at] theoretically as capable of 160 MPH, terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.


Check out these sites for more info/pics:
http://www.littleguysstreetrods.com/North%20County%20Powder%20Coating.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/256990476/
http://www.coolthings.com/tom-wrights-street-legal-bumper-cars/


Anyone else, along with me, want one or more of these???



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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:30 pm

They'd be really fun until someone ran you over! Laughing
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:13 pm

are you freaking kidding me 160 MPH in one of these ??? whos crazy enough to open these wide DID I MENTION THESE ARE STREET LEGAL LMAO



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Post by Limey SE on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:34 pm

posting license plate names theres 8 of these dam things out there


FUNYWUD.................................DMV OK




IS2LEGL...................................NOBUMPN



IBBUMPN..................................ENSANIT



ALFACAR..................................HOTIDEA


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