Tuesday, August 21, 2012


This is especially for car lovers Russ and Sandy!

Bumper cars!  What do you do with old Bumper Cars?
The ones in Coney Island and Rockaway Park back in the 20’s thru to the 50's ran on electricity.  They had a pole on the back going to a metal electrical charged overhead plate. They were so much fun! Fortunately, not all of them hit the junk heap.  Have a look!

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.  

Check out the license plates!  Yes, these little beasties are street legal. 

They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and transform vintage bumper car bodies into a most awesome form of mini-car.  They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration. Tom replaced them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's.  

A couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase.

Go, man, Go!

Fun --

Adam was returning home late one night when Eve confronted him.  "You're seeing another woman, aren't you?" she accused.

"Don't be silly," he replied. "You're the only woman on Earth."

Late that night Adam woke up feeling a tickle on his chest.  "What on Earth are you doing?" he asked Eve.

"What do you think?" she said. "I'm counting your ribs.