April 2, 2008
Before the age of soccer moms/dads in parking lines hustling their younguns to and fro, there was a time kids had to get themselves to school and pick-up sticks practice. We found some of these vehicles while spelunking at a local screenprinter’s garage. Of course there was a soap box derby car.
but then I spotted my old favorite from kindergarten – the Fire Chief!
with an air of prehistory I stumbled upon a relic of a three wheeler with up-and down pogo action
but a highly innovative lean-steer three wheeler was waiting around the corner.
The micro Vespa was precious – and pedal powered.
Now the prize of the room was told to be an Aston Martin buggy actually made by the car manufacturer. It was only $5000.
However my favorite was the Unicycle trainer. This is an invention that needs to come back. I envision a hundred of them in formation at the next Kirby Derby Day