Young Gene Has A Pretty Awesome DadS

Let's say you're growing up in Honolulu around 1955 and your dad is a sailor. Not the worst position in the world to be in considering the state of the world at the time. Wouldn't it just be icing on the cake though if your Pops made you a sweet little pedal car? Gene Montoya was just such a kid, and his Dad built him the car you see above from a surplus 500 lb. bomb, some rubber, and extra parts for the grand total of a dollar. This is at least 500 times cooler than anything to ever come from Powerwheels. Complete blurb about the contraption from Popular Mechanix below.

Young Gene Has A Pretty Awesome DadS

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