Think your pit bike is cool? How about a bumper car?

How to make the ultimate ride for pit lane?

Turns out all you need is a bumper car, a mobility scooter and a little DIY engineering.

Presented by CRC Industries.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/8/22 3:10 p.m.


MiniDave Reader
9/8/22 6:56 p.m.

Yep! Love it!

9/9/22 10:45 a.m.

Dang ole' Dang.

I wanna make a lithium battery for it. TBH a single- maybe dual!- Tesla batteries are similar voltage and could slot where the lead acids are, would probably triple his range and make it even faster.

Probably not a good idea, but it seems that "What the hell?" is the best way to live life anyway.

KyAllroad MegaDork
9/11/22 3:15 p.m.

It's just as silly to drive as it looks.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/22 11:54 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad :

Seriously, why not these for urban environments? Big bumpers, easy to park and no exhaust fumes. Plus they're convertibles so you'll have fun driving to work. 

9/25/22 11:23 p.m.

It's mine and I'm definitely affiliated. Super stoked that it got such a great response at Nationals! Putting together a build thread was suggested, and i think that's on my to do list.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/26/22 12:02 p.m.

In reply to Racnacr :

It's totally awesome. Love the idea, the execution, the patina. Thank you for give JG the full tour. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/26/22 12:08 p.m.

And a thought: Regarding the "legal" usage of this vehicle, does it just count as a mobility scooter? Like, could you drive it up and down the aisles at  Walmart? 

racerfink UberDork
9/26/22 5:12 p.m.
Racnacr New Reader
9/26/22 11:24 p.m.

Thanks! I suppose it could still be technically considered a mobility scooter for personal use. It is a bit wide for most doorways, and it does weigh a little over 500lbs so there is that to consider.

You'll need to Log in to post comments.

Our Preferred Partners