Scratch-built kid’s racer

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Scratch-built kid’s racer

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

4 thoughts on “Scratch-built kid’s racer

  1. John Park says:

    one for each of my kids please!

  2. Josh says:

    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.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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