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Meet the maverick from Pennsylvania, Dan Hryhorcoff, retirement was just the beginning of a new and exhilarating journey into a realm of creativity that defied conventional expectations.
After years spent in the depths of submarines and working on various ingenious projects, Dan decided to dive into a thrilling automotive adventure during the pandemic. What did he emerge with? A supersized street-legal bumper car that defies the norms. It all started with Dan’s desire to magnify a vintage Murray General pedal car into a fiberglass marvel, a craft he had honed through his previous escapades, including building a fully functional submarine.
But the real automotive masterpiece in Dan’s repertoire is this colossal street-legal bumper car, a breathtaking behemoth measuring a whopping 13 feet in length, 7 feet in width, and 5.5 feet in height. That’s twice the size of your regular, run-of-the-mill bumper car. What inspired this titanic creation, you ask? None other than a 1953 model bumper car from the Knoebels amusement park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
Dan was entranced by its design, reminiscent of a post-World War II Chevrolet pickup truck. He spent meticulous hours at the amusement park, gathering every detail necessary to recreate and amplify the charm of the vintage bumper car. With creativity oozing from his pores, Dan fused elements of a Chevrolet Aveo and a motorcycle wheel into his design, reshaping the traditional bumper car into a one-of-a-kind, functional vehicle.
At the front, an Aveo takes the place of honor, while a motorcycle wheel powers the front, giving his bumper car unparalleled maneuverability and razor-sharp turning capabilities. Material choice was pivotal in the creation of this automotive giant. The exterior, meticulously crafted from fiberglass, not only ensures the durability of this vehicular marvel but also pays homage to the original bumper car’s design, evoking a sense of nostalgia.
What truly sets Dan’s creation apart is the fact that it’s street-legal, a rare feat for such unconventional and eye-catching vehicles.
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