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    Posted 11 years ago

    areliczone
    (105 items)

    This picture is in my unkle Russel's album. Does anyone know who made this car, or have information about pushcars. I think the picture was taken in Los Angeles CA., but don't know for sure.

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    1. Shirley, 10 years ago
      I might be wrong, don't know for sure. It seems to me this is a little more modern version of the old "box cars" the kids and their dads built for racing downhill. Your only motor was either push power or some had foot pedals like those on bikes. Most wouldn't stop either!
    2. gvgordon gvgordon, 10 years ago
      I would say a one off, home built. The steering wheel apears to be a bicycle rim. The cowl mimics the early speedsters of that era.
    3. buckethead, 3 years ago
      Hang On Aunt Nelle!!
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
      230 N Randolph St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

      Open that address in Google Maps, spin it around to view across the street and move down the street to the right two houses...

      T A
    5. dlpetersen, 3 years ago
      This is such a cute photo, Thanks for posting.
    6. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Love the porches on the Craftsman houses in the background.
    7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
      @Gillian save for a couple of streetside trees, the homes have not really changed at all in 100+ years, even the utility pole is there ;)

      Aunt Nelle would easily recognize it.

      T A
    8. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Noticed this one again - she just looks so happy.
    9. frisco frisco, 3 years ago
      These were/are called kids push cars. They were a precursor to the to the All American Soap Box Derby Gravity Races, which was formed in the 1930's, and still going strong, to my knowledge. As to who built them, the kids, the dads, etc, as far as i know. Check this clip from Charlie Chaplin's first movie, entitled.."Kid Auto Races at Venice Beach" CA,(1914)

      frisco, aka, the Coatailer

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j2K3A1S5ak





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