“Build a comedy ford”, old timey version of bouncing suspension once found in rap music videos. Modern Mechanix 1933 – Link.
Sled stove for skating parties, Modern Mechanix 1933 – Link.
Back in world war II people would conserve gas and use battery powered/pedal powered ways to get around, Popular Mechanics, 1941.
All of this and more @ Modern Mechanix – Link.