1981 - Volume #5, Issue #4, Page #13[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Would You Believe A Two-Wheeled Car?
Since our report, what started out as one man's hobby has now mushroomed into a booming business called Two-Wheel Fun. The company is selling plans, instructions, car kits, and other components for the two-wheeled vehicle.
The mysterious looking car appears to defy gravity as it chugs along, balanced on its two wheels.
The secret is inside the soft radial tires. The tires are just shells that hide the two support wheels placed 13 in.apart inside the tire and chain-driven by a small motor under the hood.
Most of the weight is balanced over the wheels. The car is operated at 4-5 mph, and must be driven on a hard, level surface. It is mainly a parade vehicle.
Car plans are $75, and a parts list and catalog is $5. Pictures, T-shirts, and belt buckles are also available.
Says car designer, Pete Schlatter: "We guarantee that the car will run if made according to our plans."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Two-Wheel Fun, P. 0. Box 548, Francesville, Ind. 47946 (ph 219 567-9158).
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