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Friday, August 21, 2009
Pimped Out Vintage Rides
(Above) Anonymous vintage snapshot, c. 1930. Child in pedal car. (Above)
c.1940 Original French Bentwood Pedal Roadster
France circa 1940’sAwesome unrestored French 40’s bentwood roadster pedal car.
(Above) Detail of inside of French Pedal Roadster (Above)
Mid-20th C. Folk Art Wood Biplane Pedal Car Toy
USA 1950’sCustom made Mid-20th C. Folk Art wood biplane pedal car toy – purchased from an engineer’s estate, made for his grandchildren in the 1950’s.
(Above) Detail of inside of Bi-Plane Pedal Car (Above)
The Ultimate Pedal Car American Art Deco
USA circa 1935This American Art Deco steel pedal car dates from the 1930’s, is painted in salmon and ivory with gleaming chrome and a Persipex windshield … and a caboose that can carry a picnic lunch, toys or refreshments. It measures 63” long including the caboose. (Above)
Vintage Peugeot Toy Race Car
France circa 1960’s Peugeot Decorative or functional children’s race car.(Above)
Vintage Metal Toy Peddle Airplane / Car
USA circa Mid-20c Vintage Metal Toy Peddle Car
(Above) Another view, for scale. (Above)
USA 1940’s/1950’sWonderful, graphic and visually stimulating, vintage child’s scooter. Great folk art sculpture. Easily at home in either a modern or casual country home; makes a bold and playful statement.
MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT I COLLECT VINTAGE SNAPSHOTS. Over the years I have seen many pictures of kid’s pedal toys. I always envied most of them, because they were so beautiful. I had a tricycle and a bike, but the expensive pedal toys were not so often found in my neighborhood. But check these out! Just the fact that these scooters and pedal toys have survived to be enjoyed today make them rare and… expensive. But for the right collector, they would be important additions to a serious collection.