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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Default Reinvention of Bumper Cars

....and the vanity plates aren't too shabby either ;-)















I REALLY want one of these. Way better than having a golfcart!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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those are kick ass
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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I Like Them!

My son would love to own one for sure!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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That looks like a lot of fun
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #6
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bumber cars.

great now i want one
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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way cool
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:16 PM   #8
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bumber cars.

great now i want one
+2. I'll have to settle for pictures.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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I NEED one!


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. 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's 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 Harley motors but they rattled like hell and Tom replace them with 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. 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. No idea where the clown came from.

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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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Those are the awesome
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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Those are freakin awesome....
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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I hope they dont steer like bumper cars.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #13
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how much is what i wanna know...
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Old November 19th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #14
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I would like one sent out to Maryland asap please
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Old November 19th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #15
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I REALLY want one of these. Way better than having a golfcart!
x2!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #16
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Very Sweet. I would own one.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #17
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http://www.benchrace.com/html/8.35.html

Here is a great link with more of the story!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #18
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Those things are bad ass. I travel just 5 miles back and forth to work in all 35 mph and lower areas. That would be a lot of fun in the summer.

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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:28 AM   #19
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Those are sweet!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #20
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Man, these bodies are hard to find.
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