In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if most of you answered yes, it occurred to you. After all, we are “drivers” and we have been building a relationship with driving since childhood. But the fair car is of course not suitable for the road, for many reasons. The first obstacle is the fact that the carts are usually powered by electricity, which they obtain from a wire network located on the ceiling of the autodrome…
An American named Dan Hryhorcoff also came up with the idea of a fair car that could drive outside the autodrome. But he didn’t just stop dreaming, he decided to build such a machine. And he didn’t just stick around.
During the covid-19 pandemic, he put together a vehicle that looks like a fairground car, namely the Lusse Auto Skooter from 1953, but from a technical point of view, it is a completely different concept.
At first glance, the dimensions are striking. The machine is almost 4 meters long, 2.1 meters wide and almost 1.7 meters high. The proportions and proportions correspond to the original, but this toy car is simply significantly larger. The body is made of fiberglass.
The drive is very interesting. Instead of electricity, the vehicle relies on an internal combustion engine, specifically the unit from the Chevrolet Aveo. The engine is located at the rear and drives the rear wheels.
In the front we find a single wheel, Dan reached for the technique from the motorcycle. Not only does this solution provide the machine with remarkable maneuverability, but it also allows it to be homologated as a tricycle.
And that’s why this strange thing is also allowed to operate on normal roads. Fascinating…