bumper cars comedy guys defensive driving blogThe funsite Dark Roasted Blend promises “weird and wonderful things,” and that includes a photo collection celebrating bumper cars, a staple of carnivals and midways for almost a century now.

The item includes not just photos of some of the oldest bumper cars — also called “dodgems” or “dashing cars.”

There are also photos of classic cars that have been made street legal with wheels and motorcycle engines. Most of these are the work of San Diego collector Tom Wright.

This article is another part of Dark Roasted Blend’s historical look at amusement parks. With these articles, you can enjoy the Midway without risking sunburn or stepping in something sticky.

For the record, Comedy Guys Defensive Driving does not advises bumping cars on the road, but in their proper place bumper cars can be fun.

1 Comment

  1. Gene McGuire on 04/25/2013 at 11:08 am

    As a kid I was afraid of amusement park rides that went fast or high. My only fun was the bumper cars or Carosel. Loved the bumper cars. Great way to get back at your siblings for tattling.

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