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Slick Way To Cover Fairs, Shows
``I paid $40 for it at a garage sale but I wouldn't take $140 for it now," says Vernon Loy, of Longford, -Kan., about the 3-wheel "chariot" cart he uses for getting around at farm shows and fairs. We found him chugging along inside an exhibit building at a recent farm show, his wife walking alongside.
The cart is powered by a 2'/z hp. Briggs and Straton gas engine. "I had a stroke about a year ago and ? : ad to cut down on my activities," explains Vernon. "When I found this cart, I told my wife, `Honey, we're going to the shows again'?" Now, he's the center of attention as he rides up and down the rows of indoor and outdoor exhibits.
The cart has two hand controls - a brake and a throttle - and Vernon says he can go as fast as he wants. "But I'd leave my wife behind if I went too fast. Besides, I might miss something," he points out.
There's no brand name on the cart. Vernon speculates that it was probably manufactured several years ago as a stand-up golf cart by a firm, reportedly out of business, in McPherson, Kan.

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1979 - Volume #3, Issue #3