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1986 Buick Regal Pedal Car...Really Large legs? Steroids?

by JP Bill / April 3, 2008 12:55 AM PDT
Pedal-powered Buick creator heads to court

An artist whose pedal-powered Buick was pulled over by police on its maiden voyage through the streets of Toronto is taking his fight to court today in the hopes of beating a traffic ticket issued for operating an unsafe vehicle.

The car, a 1986 Buick Regal, stripped of its engine, suspension and transmission, with votive candles for headlights, was pulled over on Oct. 25, nine blocks from the Mercer Union art gallery, where it was installed as part of a solo exhibition.

Part sculpture, and part quadracycle, artist Michel de Broin said his Shared Propulsion Car is an expression of a paradox -- the big luxury American car, and pedal power, or the right to drive versus the right to pedal a car.
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Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble used....

..... pedal power for their cars, and so did lots of kids for many years (on the sidewalk).

But I think this guy's pedal car is a traffic hazard. If he wants to transport it to an exhibit, he can do what people do when they have not your every day "structures" on the road, like over-wide trailers, houses being moved, etc. They get permits, have escorts, etc. Heck, even not all 2 wheeler motor bikes can be licensed for the road.

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(NT) Just found not guilty
by Diana Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 11:53 AM PDT
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I see it is a "Shared Propulsion Car" .
by JP Bill / April 3, 2008 12:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Just found not guilty

'shared' = 2 people sharing propulsion?

I think there is someone in the passengers seat.

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(NT) Quadcycle built for two ;-)
by Diana Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 7:15 PM PDT
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the perfect anniversary gift for: al and tipper
by WOODS-HICK / April 4, 2008 12:58 AM PDT

don't forget I like al and tipper, I kid the gores.

side-note to Angeline: have you seen their house? it's near where you live (nashville?), I believe.

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Wrong!
by Kiddpeat / April 4, 2008 1:44 AM PDT

Big Al would not want anything less than a full blown SUV. A private jet would be better if he could find someone to pedal it.

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(NT) I think he has those ...so be more creative
by WOODS-HICK / April 4, 2008 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Wrong!
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(NT) Chuckle !!
by critic411 / April 4, 2008 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Wrong!
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"Votive candle headlights"
by drpruner / April 4, 2008 6:18 AM PDT

Freedom of Religion!!

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No dice
by James Denison / April 4, 2008 10:05 AM PDT

No dice hanging from the rear view mirror? What's a stripped down car supposed to do having to appear in public without a pair of fuzzy dice at least?

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(NT) >chuckle<
by drpruner / April 4, 2008 10:16 AM PDT
In reply to: No dice
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