Sad to say, that's probably a WWII scrap metal drive. Airplanes, Power Boat, and one very strange looking thing (third back, front row). There's a small fortune there today, and this is one reason why!
there's some early 60s AMF pedal cars in there. And a few of the Murray bodies that look like 58 Plymouths.
I made mine for my daughter last year.
Must be a later picture, the three wheel, side steering pedal car is an AMF Probe pedal car circa 1969.
I think this guy scooped them all up....
Is that a photo?
For a second, I thought it was one of Rich's paintings.
I thought "scrap drive" too but then I saw the post-WWII body styles on a lot of the cars. So that's really going on there? World's most respectful scrap man? Most would throw them in a big pile if they were to be recycled. Maybe a lineup to be restored for some kind of charity? Some hoarder's back yard?
Reminds me of the one I got for Christmas in - I believe - 1945. It was used and my dad later told me he had a terrible time finding it. I suspect that many had not survived the scrap drives. (I'm behind it and a neighbor is at the wheel.)
Eclectic mix for sure. Post WW II. I think. Some newer stuff appears to be showing. The one David mentioned sure looks like it has a GTO bumper on it. Probably a space ship or boat.
I vote for "hoarders back yard"
A little OT here. One of my customers for a numbers of years was Murray of Ohio ( in Lawrenceburg Tn) I was talking to some of the Maint guys there in the late 90's about pedal cars. I was told that they just scraped the dies for the pedal cars about 10 years before that. All of the maint "carts" were Murray Wagons from the 60's. Dan
I have never seen so many pedal cars In One place.I want the plane. Tim
@ David Dewey, The third one back in the front row sure looks like the front of a '67-68 Pontiac Firebird.
If others are saying late 60's on other items, that would surely fall into place then.
I'm thinking I've seen this picture before. If memory serves me right it was a manufactured photo from the '60's .
If you'd like to see that many pedal cars + more, visit Speedy Bill's museum (Speedway Motors)in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Chad, I agree, that one I pointed out did not look early and then when others posted, I noted all the later styles in the "pile" so, yep modern photo and I'll bet its a phony after it's looked over by this group!
This one is still in use. The boy THINKS it's his
The Pontiac Firebird looking thing is an AMF Probe 3, it later became the AMF Indy Jr, if I remember right.
Any way it is late 60's early 70's a "farb" in what was supposed to be a historical photo.
Keep your foot on the pedal,
Looks like it came with either a steering wheel, or sticks.
That car did bother me the first time I saw that picture, too much like some "spacecraft" design from the '60s.
Dan, wow, what a neat pedal car! Have you showed him a picture of the real truck it's patterned to look like?
Looks like the same cars. I would upload the image directly but I'm on my phone.
David, yes I have shown the boy pics of the real thing. Also, he enjoys watching black and white silent movies with me, and we've seen Mack's in them. Strange boy, when he visits he always ask to watch those old movies. I got the pedal truck in the early 70's from someone who was going to take it to a local dump. Right place right time, saved it.
What a great Thread.
Photo by Dick Lodge...