Illustration for article titled DOTS-O-Rama Sunday: BZ Electric Car Electra King

Two-thirds of California's population lives in the southern part of the state, so it stands to reason that the Down On The California Street series would have to return to SoCal after a few Bay Area machines. Makeopalpyse, of Team Make:Way fame, shot this car in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Yes, folks, you're looking at a hyper-rare Electra King here, with a blistering top speed of 18 MPH. Hmmm... wonder if it would be possible to stuff enough electrons in it to beat Plasma Boy's electric Datsun? Jump to read Makeopalypse's description.


... and, if the power of the Escort proves too formidable, maybe I
could find one of these for next year's LeMons.


This was in Silverlake, between the worksite for the racecar and my house. At first glance it seems like a cartoon car made flesh (or fiberglass). Upon closer inspection, it seems to be like an American Reliant Robin, but smaller, flimsier, and electricer. Made in Long Beach, CA! I'm guessing somewhere from the late 60s-early 70s. Lots of off-the shelf parts (trailer/jeep taillights, golf cart bits, maybe even shopping cart hardware.)

Anyway, seems like fun to me.

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