What do you do with old Bumper Cars?

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  • December 2, 2010

Really like this story. Tamaki Drive and Queen Street would never be the same again with these on the loose.

 

What do you do with old Bumper Cars?

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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 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 H arley motors but they rattled like hell and Tom replaces them with Honda or Kawasaki 750’s and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MP H , which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.