View Thread: Childhood vehicles.


Turbojett
most, probably all of us had bicycles. but how many of us had go-karts, or pedal-cars or little wooden soap-box cars that you and your dad made? Remeber Big-Wheels (Big plastic tricycles)? I had one as a kid. What about Radio Flyer wagons.

Sia Bani
Remember those barbie jeep commercials with the little 4 year old girls cruising around in their pink jeeps? What was that called....anyway, I had one of those.

haha, not the barbie jeep, but one of the red masculine ones. It was so slow, the battery died too quickly, it just sucked. What were they called?

ahahn
They were called Power Wheels. I had a blue Ford pickup. I think it was Bigfoot. I had my share of Big-Wheels too. I still have a Radio Flyer wagon believe it or not.

Speaking of car toys, did anybody collect the little matchbox cars? I still have my entire collection from the time I was 2 till present. Even today, when I find one I like, I go buy it. I probably have at leat 300 matchbox cars and the collection is still growing.

DominicanS4
I used to have the red Power Wheels jeep. Mine probably would have smoked yours Sia. I dropped a T4 turbo in it and a front mount intercooler. Sub 10's at the strip all day long. And I could do a wheelie in it too. Did I forget to mention it had chrome 23s on it?

Sia Bani
Originally posted by DominicanS4
I used to have the red Power Wheels jeep. Mine probably would have smoked yours Sia. I dropped a T4 turbo in it and a front mount intercooler. Sub 10's at the strip all day long. And I could do a wheelie in it too. Did I forget to mention it had chrome 23s on it?

haha, 23s. man, that would be something. Actually, come to think of it...I remember when 22's first came out, some fool had put 22s on his little power wheels ride. Or was it his little red wagon. I don't remember.

SLP Addict
I had a red fire truck, and dont joke about wheelie's, my cousin (like 5 now) would run over chairs and stomp it in his f-150, and it would go into a wheelie, but then it would flip. but it was still bad ass to see

Sia Bani
Originally posted by SLP Addict
I had a red fire truck, and dont joke about wheelie's, my cousin (like 5 now) would run over chairs and stomp it in his f-150, and it would go into a wheelie, but then it would flip. but it was still bad ass to see


what's with the reflection and, more specifically, the past tense?

SLP Addict
:finger: :asshole:

dunnas
When my dad does something he makes sure he does the job properly. When I was about 8 my dad built me a go-kart. He put a 500cc motorbike engine in it along with the 6 speed gear box which was hand operated. That thing was a little faster than a 7-9 year old really needed to have and I doubt I ever had it higher than second gear.

I also had a motorbike probably between the ages of 6-7 til about 13.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by dunnas
When my dad does something he makes sure he does the job properly. When I was about 8 my dad built me a go-kart. He put a 500cc motorbike engine in it along with the 6 speed gear box which was hand operated. That thing was a little faster than a 7-9 year old really needed to have and I doubt I ever had it higher than second gear.

I also had a motorbike probably between the ages of 6-7 til about 13.

holy shit. THat's really cool. That's how I like to go about doing things, if i'm going to spend time doing something, it might as well be close to perfection.


but 500cc's insane. Cool dad man.

Turbojett
yah, that's freakin' awesome. was it caged? (probably)

Turbojett
Originally posted by ahahn
They were called Power Wheels
I wanted one of those so bad when I was a kid. My parents wouldn't get me one cos they didn't think they were safe.
"You'll flip over!" "You're too big for it!"...and I'm like four or five....

Felix Leiter
That's insane Dunnas! Shifter carts are only 125cc and they hit 140kmh easy...

Felix Leiter
My childhood vehicles consisted of the typical fare: a couple of bikes and a skateboard (which I sucked at). I grew up in a small farming community (700 pop) so paved streets were a bit of a scarcity--- I lived on my BMX through the early and mid '80s-- endo's, wheelies, bunny hops, jumps, even what might be considered a pre-cursor to down-hill and x-country through the river valley of the Provincial Park 3km from my town.

Winter-time consisted of talking your buddy's older brother into tieing a rope behind his car and dragging you on your GT Snowracer down the snow-covered back roads... ever do 80kmh on a GT Snowracer? A good tip is to wear your ski goggles and maybe your snowmobile helmet!

Ohh yeah, snowmobiles... ever do 200kmh on the back of a SkiDoo Formula in the dark through a field, praying you don't crash? Those things have balls. That was a fun childhood toy (unfortunately it was actually my dads... ohh well).

dunnas
Originally posted by Turbojett
yah, that's freakin' awesome. was it caged? (probably)

No, it wasn't caged. I'll have to ask him tomorrow when I call him about my bike shopping to check that i'm not making things up here. It certainly wasn't the sort of go kart you'd build for a child under 10 (thus why I didn't drive it too often) but I'm pretty sure it was a 500cc (maybe 600) with a 6 speed. I'm sure he knows what bike it was from though. Actually, I'm thinking I may have a picture of it in my photo's in my draw. I'd better go look.

dunnas
I do indeed have a pic but it's not too clear (what do you expect from a polaroid oic from the late 80's). Tell me if that looks like a 500cc motor shoved in there. Also note the wonderful plastic seat thanks to a chair that lost it's legs.

dunnas
although you all think i'm rather stupid, here's some proof that i'm rather bright. This photo must show me at barely four years of age playing with the computer. Naturally being an 18 year old computer it was a command driven machine yet I still Knew what I was doing. Anyone have any idea what sort of computer this was becasue I sure don't.

dunnas
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dunnas
And my final childhood toy pic. Here's the motorbike that I must have got when I was around 7 years old (its an old yamaha MX80). It barely shows the bike (which my sister is riding and couldn't be more than 9 at the time) but it sure shows how huge our front lawn was for bike riding where I lived between the ages of 10 and curse. I did have a KTM 80 for a year while living here and that bike was fucking fast for an 11-12 year old when you hit power band, unfortunately I think that bike escaped having it's picture taken..

dunnas
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Sia Bani
mega front lawn

SLP Addict
Ive ahd a couple bike's ive never had a go-kart, i ride dirt bike's, but never owned 1,

poor=no toys