I love this scratch-built old-school Indie race car for kids. It was built on an aircraft-style stringer frame with a riveted sheet aluminum skin. There are fun details on it, like a sliced-in-half 50s kitchen canister for the front bumpers, a malt shaker for the headrest, and a maraschino cherry jar for the radiator cap (seen in finished pic above).

From the fertile mind of Joseph Ihnat, part 1 – Poppen’s Special kid’s racer

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • John Park

    one for each of my kids please!

  • Josh

    That is a pretty neat looking car! While I was checking that out, I couldn’t help but think of the post we just did on the making of our limousines:
    Its the first in a series of two about how we stretch our cars. Check it out.