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Tch2fly
11-09-2009, 01:15 PM
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Street Legal Bumper Cars
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.
Yes, You Read That Right; These Little Beasties Are Street Legal. Either Kawasaki Or Honda Motorcycle Engines For Power, And Retired Vintage Bumper Car Bodies - Transformed Into The Most Awesome Form Of Mini-car We've Ever Seen.


There's Seven Of These Little Monsters Floating Around California, And They're All 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 And Tom Replace Them With Honda Or Kawasaki 750's... And A Couple Have Been 'measured' [not Run At] Theoretically As Capable Of 160 Mph Which Is Terrifyingly Fast In Machines With Such A Short Wheelbase. Doesn't Mean We Would Totally Rock One Should The Opportunity Present Itself. In Fact, We Now Have Only One Burning Desire, To See These Things Running A Go Kart Track With A Clown In The Drivers Seat.

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TIMZTOY
11-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Freaking sweet. I've always wanted to build a street legal rail car.

FJBRADY
11-09-2009, 02:13 PM
Those are awesome....

jettaglxdriver
11-09-2009, 02:25 PM
That is sooo cool.

Red_Chili
11-09-2009, 02:45 PM
Looks like they come with the optional crotch heater...



Way cool but I believe I would not put the motor right there if I could avoid it. Besides... no cooling.

jettaglxdriver
11-09-2009, 02:47 PM
Imagine a catastrophic engine failure between your legs?

wesintl
11-09-2009, 02:49 PM
waste a whole day here:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Xensory/bumper-car-madness

Hulk
11-09-2009, 03:02 PM
But are they bumping them? :D

Red_Chili
11-09-2009, 03:45 PM
Imagine a catastrophic engine failure between your legs?

You would need to be very careful in your description should the connecting device twixt piston and crank decide to break through the cases. Folks might get the wrong idea.

nuclearlemon
11-09-2009, 06:05 PM
i want one!!!!

jacdaw
11-09-2009, 06:11 PM
You would need to be very careful in your description should the connecting device twixt piston and crank decide to break through the cases. Folks might get the wrong idea."I've also blown a seal. That does't make me gay, does it?":rolleyes: I was all over the article until the last line. I hate clowns. I'll take 'em out like I expect to take out a town full of zombies.

wesintl
11-28-2009, 09:10 PM
Here you go... who's building one?

http://denver.craigslist.org/clt/1485930915.html

Lars
11-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Way to much fun

RockRunner
11-29-2009, 09:42 PM
Put one on a 4x4 ATV frame and take it to Moab, now that would get some looks. Those things are way cool.