Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby You Can Drive My Car




I'm a little obsessed with pedal cars. I've always told hubby that as soon as we have our first child I'm immediately purchasing a cool pedal car for him/her. Those vintage pedal cars are the best ( 1956 and 1967 Corvettes). How do I know this, well, I grew up around classic cars. My father owned a classic car business and I worked for my dad since I was practically in diapers. He eventually moved onto to Formula One cars for Ferrari.

I have a ton of useless information trapped in my head. Point out a vintage car and I can name the make and model. I use to order parts for our family business and know classic cars like the back of my hand. I've shocked men over the years by the amount of knowledge I possess. When I was a teenager I hated classic cars and pretty much any car in general. I didn't realize that I grew up with a unique background. All my friends worked at the mall or cosmetic counters and I was stuck delivering cars to clients. Sometimes Ferrari's, Mercedes, Jaguar, etc.. but all vintage. These cars were extremely expensive to transport due to the insurance policies and I use to drive them at age sixteen. I can't remember ever not being able to drive a stick. Now I embrace my unusual upbringing and find myself longing to own one of these classic beauties. My father has since retired and I've grown up, married, and moved away from home. However, I don't believe my passion for vintage cars will ever die. It's truly a love affair if you get bit.

Check out this really awesome pedal plane. How cool is that?

What I would give to own this pedal boat. Look at the retro bell. Now this is the most unique pedal toy I've ever laid my eyes on.


I could totally see myself buying this one for our future children. This is so us it's ridiculous. I'll have to show hubby and insist that our future children must have this pedal car.

However, if the children have a pedal car than so will mama. This would be the ultimate pedal car for me. A father's friend, Jim, owns a black 1957 Mercedes 190 SL convertible with red leather upholstery. It's a dream. Yes, I could definitely settle for the pedal car.

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4 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What fun cars. Those pedal cars are so cool. I remember having one of those. What a fun job you had getting to deliver all of those incredible cars. I would have loved that.

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gigi, I also love these pedal cars! They can be sooo expensive though. My dad at 85 years old still has a love for vintage cars and he has owned quite a few over the years. He currently has a Delorean with about 8000 original miles.
xoxo, Sherry

Bella Michelle said...

When I was little I had a red Mustang peddle car...oh, how I wish someone would have saved that along the way!!!

GamecockQueen said...

I LOVE classic cars too. Mostly just Mustangs. I have a new Mustang and one of my favorite things about it is the vintage look that is has.

The pedal cars are adorable and a must have for a future child!