Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
You guys ever go outside to play?
I have to go with my first two thoughts on this one:
First was my X-15 VRROOM. It was a metal tricycle which steered by swiveling the REAR wheels by way of a stick. If you jerked it too much at speed you were looking at some serious kiddie road rash, which is probably why Mattel stopped making them and went to the Big Wheel. The thing also had a switch to approximate a jet afterburner growl. My best memory of it involves running into a tree - but the front wheel was so big and I had enough momentum that instead of coming to all stop, I went straight up the tree and landed flat on my back. For a tricycle, it is a sure classic - you even had to strap in!
Second, I had this full size bazooka toy which you pumped up and it shot this huge slug of air. It could knock over a stack of empty boxes at 50 ft and rattle the neighbor's garage door across the street! My older brothers broke it, something I still have not quite forgiven them for. They just don't make fun toys like that anymore!
91 164L "CIAO A2T"
85 Spider Veloce "85 ALFA"
84 Spider Veloce "8T4 ALFA"
67 1750 GTV "67 GTV"
"And now my friend, the first rule of Italian driving: Whatsa behind me (breaks rear view mirror off and tosses it behind him), is not important!" [I]-Gumball Rally[/I]
"Is all that we see or seem but an Alfa Romeo within a dream?" [I]-Edgar Allan Poe (slightly modified)[/I]
Last edited by Scunitz; 05-05-2004 at 06:30 AM.