Build your kids
the sidewalk classic
Designed by ROBER T WOOLSO N
ITS BLACK FABRIC TOP, leather dashboard straps and gas headlamps, this bright red
replica of its prototype—the open roadster of
the early years of this century—will bring a
twinge of nostalgia to grownups and a shriek of
delight from the younger set.
It does a safe, quiet 5 miles per hour, has a
12-volt electrical system driving a 12-volt automobile generator which serves as the motor, and
carries its own built-in battery charger.
It’s great for everyday fun on the sidewalk and
sensational in the local Fourth of July parade.
You can buy nearly all of the parts at your
hardware store or at an automotive-parts store.
Assembly is not difficult, particularly if you
follow the pull-apart drawings carefully.
Before you buy or cut any materials, run over
the list of keyed parts and carefully check each
one on the pull-apart drawings. This will give
you a good idea of what goes where on the plywood frame. The dimensions of some of the
parts you have to make, bolt sizes and other im