Plastic dragster pedal car 1972

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 9, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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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 319b5347bd44d7a5eb1331384608875b.jpg d8bc59e5a9acc5c35826e09b23180373.jpg


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  2. #2 Posted Jun 10, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Considerably different from your dragster, however here is another plastic dragster of similar era. This one does have a steering mechanism and functional front wheels though no propulsion mechanism such as yours has.

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  3. #3 Posted Jun 10, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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?:(
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 10, 2017

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    Sears Catalog Christmas 1972 page 552
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  5. #5 Posted Jun 11, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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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  6. #6 Posted Jun 14, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    What an awesome find! Never seen one before.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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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  8. #8 Posted Jun 15, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wow, very cool. I have never seen one of those.Hope I find one.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Very cool! Would love to score one myself someday!