160 mph bumper cars

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tom Wright of San Diego rescued some old bumper cars from the Long Beach Pike amusement park. Tom mounted them on a frame and originally powered them with two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines. However, he has since switched to four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's.

There are 7 of these things floating around southern California and they are supposedly street legal. The linked article claims a couple are capable of reaching 160 mph, but I suspect that claim is stretching the blanket more than a little. Regardless, they're nifty little mini cars. I want one!

The pictures and information are from a post at Dale's Designs: What Do You Do With Old Bumper Cars? You can see more pictures of the bumper cars if you follow the link. 


OMMAG said...

Totally awesome .... and likely soon to be banned..................