These are not your father's bumper cars
April 22, 2013 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Cool bumper cars, from 1920s vintage cars to converted cars with motorcycle engines.

More on Tom Wright, who created the converted bumper cars. MR38 explains that the DMV has revoked the registration on most of those cars.
posted by Room 641-A (6 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Bummer, CA DMV. I would love to see one of those bumper cars cruising around!
posted by Mars Saxman at 8:47 PM on April 22, 2013

Great googly moogly, this causes great lust in the car-oriented areas of my brain.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 10:01 PM on April 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

There aren't many things that make me so happy & excited but this is damn sure one of them!

How awesome that he will not break up the set, & that he prefers models from Lusse Auto Scooters!

OMFG I love these things.
posted by yoga at 5:25 AM on April 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

yoga: "Here's a test drive of a newish converted one in a parking lot."

Those look like so much fun to drive! Is it wrong that that I wanted him to bump the SUV that pulled up?
posted by Room 641-A at 6:32 AM on April 23, 2013

The Lusse is pretty much the gold standard of bumper cars, so seeing their beautiful bodywork kept up is a treat in itself. How wonderful.

I also really liked the plate that read "IS2LEGL". Keep on not-bumpin, Tom!
posted by Spatch at 2:01 PM on April 23, 2013

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