Where Did Those Amusement Park Bumper Cars Go?

Remember driving the bumper cars at amusement parks? They were so much fun…
Well, now what do you do with old Bumper Cars?


Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal.

They use Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and vintage bumper car bodies to create the most awesome form of mini-car we’ve seen in a long time! 

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 due to two-cylinder vibration. Tom replaced them with four-cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750s.

A couple have measured capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast for machines with such a short wheel base. 

By the way, they are almost indestructible in accidents too!!! J


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