"QUANTUM SHOT" #827 Link - article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams
"Directing a film... can be like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park" --Stanley Kubrick
Most of us have experienced bumper cars at least once at an amusement park. These things have been around for quite a while, providing exciting, yet simultaneously somewhat tame, entertainment, as we crash into other vehicles racing around the track.
Well, today it’s no longer a dream. Here’s a look at some weird and wonderful adapted bumper cars here at Dark Roasted Blend. You can also check out the story of Tom Wright from San Diego, California who’s converted some amusement park bumper cars dating from the 1930s to 1950s and added motorcycle engines:
The car on the left (see image above) probably won’t break any speed records, but the flames might let you feel as though you’re in a hot looking vehicle... and hopefully the driver of this orange bumper car (right image) isn’t taking his or her license plate seriously if they get out on the road?
This one on the left even declares itself to be a hot idea:
This one on the left is based on a vehicle design from the 1930s (Lusse Rodster from 1936)... also featuring "Ihle Auto-Scooter Alfa Romeo" and "Gebrüder Ihle Auto-Scooter 1958 Chevrolet Corvette" on the right:
If you’d rather play it safe and stay off the roads, here’s a Ferrari bumper car on the left. Not sure of this vehicle’s top speed at the amusement park though (left image below)... And finally, on the right image below, if you’re now truly inspired to design your very own bumper car based vehicle, how about this very intriguing adaptation – a bumper car married to a motorcycle?
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