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    Posted 10 years ago

    steelerbud
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    This is a very rare golf cart called and "electro caddy". It weighs about 150lbs and is made of fiberglass. It has 2 wheels in the back and 1 in the front and stays 6 feet behind you where ever you go. I got it from and uncle in the early 80's near Pittsburgh PA. He and my father were distributors for the company that produced them when I was younger. I used to go around with my father to different golf courses as he tried to sell them. They did not sell very well due to the fact that golf courses made a lot of money off the regular carts and did not want anyone to bring their own. My uncle had 17 of them and gave most of them away before he passed to workers he employed at a machine shop near Pittsburgh. I have never seen a picture of one on the internet and can find no reference to the. I have found info about the individual who invented this cart. Only about 1,000 were produced before the company went out of business. I have been told that at the main Club Car plant in Evans Georgia near where I live that there is a picture of one a wall dedicated to the history of golf carts. I would be interested in hearing from others who have one or have seen one. I am possible looking to donate to a golf museum if they are willing to keep it or restore it. steelerbud1@yahoo.com

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    1. cardinalsfan cardinalsfan, 9 years ago
      hey steelerbud, could you give me some information on the drivetrain that this car is powered by? and also check out my car, i see some similarities in ours. where was yours used? and also, i would restore it if funds could be helped, i have plenty of time for this kinda stuff.
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 4 years ago
      I see this is a very old post, but I found this interesting.
      The 3rd photo tag is stamped: Paul J.Hewitt & Associates Palm Desert, Calif.
      The poster steelerbud mentioned his uncle gave most of them away. This link shows were he donated one as a door prize at a benefit dinner:

      https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DS19720121.2.96

      Desert Sun, Number 145, 21 January 1972

      Scene Around
      By PAT ANDERSON Women's Editor
      Slavonian Twelfth Night Dinner

      A PRIZE - Admiring the snazzy door prize of a "Flash-Robot" electronic golf caddy cart being awarded to some lucky person tonight at the black tie Neiman-Marcus fashion dinner dance benefit sponsored by the Ei- ? senhower Medical Center Auxiliary at La Quinta Country Club, are committee members, Mrs. John Curci, left, and Mrs. ! Samuel I. dagger. It was donated by Paul J. Hewitt and Associates of Palm Desert.
      Dave
    3. Charlie1967, 2 years ago
      I ran across this very old post. I have 2 of these carts. They are built on the west coast, but look the same.
      Trying to find out if there is a collector, I don't want or need them, they are just sitting behind the house.

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