Monday, June 23, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Where Do Old Bumper Cars Go?The ones in Coney Island and Rockaway ParkBack in the 20's thru to the 50;s ran on electric .
Had a pole on the back going to a metal electrical
Remember driving the bumper carsAt amusement parks or A fair, don't you?They were so much fun.....
Well, now what do you do with old
WHO KNEW?Beasties are street legal.
They run on either Kawasaki orHonda motorcycle engines and co-optVintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen inToo long. There are seven of these littleMonsters floating around California andThey'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 dignifiedEnd than the trash heap.
They were originally powered by twoCylinder Harley Davidson
Motorcycle engines but they rattledLike heck because of the two cylinder
Vibration and Tom replaces them withFour cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's
And a couple have been measured asCapable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyinglyFast in machines with such a short wheelbase.
By the way, they are almostIndestructible in accidents!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
BREEZE AND BUTTONS.......
Hours after his birth, Breeze was found stumbling around by a farmer. The newborn foal had been abandoned by his mother so the farmer took him to the Devon-based Mare and Foal Sanctuary where they cared for him. What happened next is heartwarming. One of the staff put a four-foot giant Teddy Bear called Buttons into the stall with Breeze.The foal was instantly attracted to him. He had found a comforting replacement for his mother. The two are inseparable. The caregivers expect Breeze to be fine, thanks to the farmer who rescued him and to those who cared enough to take this little Cutie in. Special thanks to Buttons."A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they'll never sit in."Greek Proverb