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« Reply #125 on: April 07, 2012, 07:03:28 AM »
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« Reply #126 on: April 07, 2012, 07:05:50 AM »
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« Reply #127 on: April 07, 2012, 07:09:13 AM »
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« Reply #128 on: April 07, 2012, 07:11:32 AM »
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« Reply #129 on: April 07, 2012, 10:20:49 AM »
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« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2012, 02:50:28 PM »
During the Great Depression there were some attempts to travel through Germany in self-built pedal cars trying to earn some money by selling postcards of the vehicle. One of them can be seen below:

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« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2012, 03:01:01 PM »
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During the Great Depression there were some attempts to travel through Germany in self-built pedal cars trying to earn some money by selling postcards of the vehicle.
Another one:

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« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2012, 03:11:12 PM »
I have an original postcard of the "Straßen-Zepp" you posted. Unfortunately my laptop is not working correctly, so I can't scan it. But fortunately I found a picture of it in the net:

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« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2012, 03:46:51 PM »
Here´s a front view in bad quality.
It has been named "Straßen-Zepp" (=Street Zeppelin) and in the second line I read "Möhrenkopp" (Carrot Head)...
The photo has been taken at May 20th 1932 in Berlin:

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« Reply #134 on: May 22, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »
Yes, Möhrenkopp is correct. The four guys came from Oschersleben.

It even was made as a wooden toy car from the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains):
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« Reply #135 on: May 22, 2012, 04:00:42 PM »
Here´s a french pedal driven unicum:

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« Reply #136 on: May 22, 2012, 07:09:51 PM »
That pedal monster looks like it was photographed in a hobo camp.  Strange.

Here's a vintage pedal car...except I shot the photo last Saturday at a car show.  The owner has a hobby/sideline of doing woodgrain painting.  The yellow thing in the background is his 1946 Chevy pickup that has most of the trim done in painted woodgrain.  Ahh...hell, I'll just attach a photo of it, too.

I don't know anything about the pedal car near the rear wheel.  If I'd known I was gonna be posting to this thread, I woulda asked for some info.  I DID ask the guy if he was selling 'em...and he said that if someone asks if they're for sale, he gives 'em a rather outrageous price...and if they decide they wanna pay the premium for it, that's fine.  Then his wife said, "but he doesn't want to let any of 'em go."  :)

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« Reply #137 on: May 23, 2012, 05:32:49 AM »
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« Reply #138 on: May 23, 2012, 05:37:44 AM »
Thank you - again  ;)

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« Reply #139 on: May 24, 2012, 02:38:37 PM »
Three more nice ones:

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« Reply #140 on: June 03, 2012, 05:38:45 AM »
Photo by Carl Mydans, 1936.
The fire truck is interesting, but the true question is: What is it with the boy, behind the steering wheel...? A dog or a BEAR CUB?
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« Reply #141 on: June 03, 2012, 09:34:05 AM »
Fast forward from 1936 to 2012 and here are a couple more "wood grain" pedal cars done by my friend Gary Lowe from Hooper, Utah.  The first one was donated to a charity auction, the proceeds of which go to fund the Ed Roth/Rat Fink Museum in Manti, Ut where the car show was held.  It's about 120 miles south of Salt Lake City.  It was a great show, btw.  Laid back, great people, old friends, new friends, and zero jerks.  I thoroughly enjoyed it, even with the temperature in the mid-90s (roughly 35 C) and mostly sunny.  Yeah, I got my head and neck sunburned again, but I kinda do it on purpose so that I'll be ready for the salt flats.

Meanwhile, back at the pedal cars, the 2nd one is one of Gary's keepers.  As I was shooting these and his truck, several people came up and asked how he made the cars out of wood.  The explanation was repeated that it's not wood, it's paint.  He's very good at it...especially when ya consider that he's retired and this is a hobby, not something he's done all his life as a profession.

Ok.  Enuff babbling (chalk it up to sleep deprivation); here are the pedal cars:


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« Reply #142 on: June 06, 2012, 07:03:40 AM »
I know it´s no pedal car, but maybe someone can tell me why those shrinked cars are still used at shriner´s parades?

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« Reply #143 on: June 07, 2012, 09:37:35 AM »
Another beautiful baby racer:

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« Reply #144 on: June 21, 2012, 04:25:12 PM »
Not a pedal car, but so sweet:

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« Reply #145 on: July 04, 2012, 04:29:30 AM »
Another one...

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« Reply #146 on: July 04, 2012, 04:56:49 AM »
A few more miscellaneous pics
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« Reply #147 on: July 04, 2012, 05:21:15 AM »
I will take one baby Mustang for 12.95$, please... :D

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« Reply #148 on: July 04, 2012, 06:23:21 AM »
I will take one baby Mustang for 12.95$, please... :D
Sorry to digress, but we old aeromodellers think of "Midget Mustang" as a Veron kit which looked like this:
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« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2012, 06:02:23 AM »
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