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.


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!)

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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 , so 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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