Plastic dragster pedal car 1972


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kwoodyh

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 2, 2017
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I have never seen anything like this! It's missing the steering mechanism (I think it was some sort of caster and a steering wheel with shaft that ran through the bug catcher)? The front wheels are non functional and are shaped like that to give it a comic book (Kartoons) look? It was made by the company that also made all those plastic Santas and snowmen you used to see everywhere around the holidays! Empire Plastics Corporation
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kwoodyh

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 2, 2017
793
987
53
Greenwood Arkansas
#3
That's very cool! Any idea of the manufacturer? I imagine the dragster had a "butterfly" style steering like the picture you posted? I have searched the wwwwww.interweb.whatevergooglebing and found nada zero zilch?:(
 

Rambler

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2011
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Auburn Hills, United States
#5
That's very cool! Any idea of the manufacturer? I imagine the dragster had a "butterfly" style steering like the picture you posted? I have searched the wwwwww.interweb.whatevergooglebing and found nada zero zilch?:(
By the way, no I don't have any idea on manufacturer of the yellow dragster that I posted earlier. After a couple of generations of kids wore it out it was completely used up!

Here are a couple other similar dragsters that I found:

1966 J.C. Penny catalog
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1971 Sears Catalog
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blasterracing

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 6, 2009
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Shelby, Ohio
#6
I have never seen anything like this! It's missing the steering mechanism (I think it was some sort of caster and a steering wheel with shaft that ran through the bug catcher)? The front wheels are non functional and are shaped like that to give it a comic book (Kartoons) look? It was made by the company that also made all those plastic Santas and snowmen you used to see everywhere around the holidays! Empire Plastics Corporation
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What an awesome find! Never seen one before.
 

kwoodyh

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 2, 2017
793
987
53
Greenwood Arkansas
#7
I found it local on Letgo, they had posted a really crappy picture so I blew it up and thought I could see what looked like a pedal mechanism, the guy who sold it to me met me in a McDonald's parking lot on the wrong side of town, middle of the week around noon wearing PJ's with no shoes on probably needed a pack of smokes or something else, I gave him the 20 and hauled butt!


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mfhemi1969

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Oct 4, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN, USA
#9
I have never seen anything like this! It's missing the steering mechanism (I think it was some sort of caster and a steering wheel with shaft that ran through the bug catcher)? The front wheels are non functional and are shaped like that to give it a comic book (Kartoons) look? It was made by the company that also made all those plastic Santas and snowmen you used to see everywhere around the holidays! Empire Plastics Corporation View attachment 638536 View attachment 638537


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Very cool! Would love to score one myself someday!
 

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