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If you’re having wistful thoughts, thinking deeply or seriously, maybe even at moments having some sad or melancholy thoughts; you’re in a sate of “Nostalgia”. A state of deep thoughtfulness, or excessively sentimental yearning for return to a time period, or of some past period or irrecoverable trend; that trend could be one that has lived on across America, cherishing Antique Toy Pedal Cars. You’re having a yearning to return to a past period , that evokes music from Oldies Jukeboxes, hamburgers from drive-in-diners, and riding in charming Pedal Cars with pedal-power that could not be extinguished. This is a juvenile reminiscence that takes you back in time. You’re visualizing a vintage collectible, collected for it’s ornateness, age, beauty, rarity, being original, condition, use, unique design or inlay, charm, and emotional impact to you the beholder. At Pedal Car Express we feature a wide selection of Antique Toy Pedal Cars with an ” Attitude”, an Attitude of “Joy”- from the 55′ Classic Chevy, to the Jalopy Pedal Cars, Antique Pedal Fire Trucks, to 32′ Ford Roadsters, Tow-trucks and more. These are the stunning, delightful Pedal Cars that have stood the Test of time, our Antique Toy Pedal Cars, because of their quality and uniqueness, the Joy exudes from children and collectors, and because of their charm , a reminder that nothing but time and Tender Loving Care ( TLC ) is evident in these Pedal Cars, that seems to radiate from these beautifully crafted Heirlooms.
The IT revolution has literally got many children’s social skills on the downward spiral. Allowing a young child to remain inside all day, without the benefit of fresh air and sunlight, is not healthy. How about replacing that Video game or i Pad with a Antique Toy Pedal Car. Surely this unique ride-on-toy will increase their social skills along with their co-ordination. In honor of an ever-expanding line of pedal-powered vehicles, let’s talk about a century’s worth of collectibles! Pedal cars are hot collectibles that come in countless range of styles and colors, with Chrome headlights, horns and bells, crank-shifts, running boards and seemingly oversize tires; are just a few of the appointments that make the cars so charming and attractive, coveted by both kids and adults since their very inception. In the century’s early decades, automobile manufacturing methods were applied to pedal car fabrication as well. Steel bodies became common with attractive colors, however an assortment of more expensive models evolved. The attention to detail became prevalent, with noise makers ( to mimick an Engine running),Nickel plating giving bumpers the luster of silver, padded seats provided junior drivers with more comfort behind the wheel; while more decorative elements as Chrome headlights and steering wheels,horns, ladders, license plates, gauges, and hood ornaments brought a sense of refinement to the Antique Toy Pedal Cars. Packed with fun and entertainment, the pedal cars available online across the US offer vintage, exquisite customized designs, that roots from the history of show cars way back in the late 20′s thru the 60′s.
Today, Pedal Cars are gaining back a lot of that popularity, with children, parents, and toy collectors alike wanting to have a toy like this of their own. The Pedal Car shows a lot of beautiful details and stirs the imagination of a child while giving him a way to work out his muscles through pedaling away on the cars. The time that is spent playing with other kids and participating in more physical activities is all but gone. A Dysfunction has been borne, inherent in the use of the i Pad, the Smart Phone, Apps and the Computer. The IT revolution has literally got many childrens’ social skills on the downward spiral. Talking to eachother is being replaced by “Texting”. If you call a business, some managers are surprised to receive a phone call, rather would have preferred an E-mail instead. And if you’re standing in a Public setting, people won’t even make eye contact with you; they’re glued to the Smart Phone! For a lot of parents who are growing a bit concerned about the way things are, a very good option that would definitely be a win-win situation is giving a child a Pedal Car, just like a Antique Pedal Car. With Antique Toy Pedal Cars, playtime is transformed to how it was before, which is why it is increasing in its popularity all over again. Children love the unique look of these toys, a lot like those that were prized possessions of other kids in the past.
In honor of an ever-expanding line of pedal-powered vehicles, let’s talk about a century’s worth of collectibles! Pedal cars are hot collectibles that come in countless styles, and they’ve been coveted by both kids and adults since the very beginning. You had no idea you’d find a cool vintage pedal car at a garage sale, an Antique shop, or online auction. Your interested in identifying your new old vehicle. If you’re lucky enough, you’re hoping to find a car with the paint job intact, with the pedal assembly and wheels still operating; a bonus is finding the original graphics as well. Now, the all-important question for those who’ve acquired an original… Should you restore a Antique Toy Pedal Car? This is a personal choice that is dependent upon the amount of time, money and sweat you’re willing to put into your car. Nut-runners might be up to the challenge of making an old car look new again, while others may opt to let someone else have a crack at restoration. Prices vary, but restoration is an investment – though one that will ultimately spike the value of your pedal car. Some may prefer to leave cars weather-beaten for an especially Vintage look. Packed with fun and entertainment, the pedal cars available online across the US offer vintage, exquisite customized designs, that roots from the history of show cars way back in the late 20′s thru the 60′s. You will not be disappointed because the classic gem of your choice has finally arrived. The pedal car provider has expanded its product offers so you will be satisfied in your selection of the awesome toy fantasy for your kids who hanker for adventure and happiness. Pedal cars, as a matter of fact, are toddler friendly which are a perfect gift for your cute little kids.
In the century’s second decade, automobile manufacturing methods were applied to pedal car manufacturing as well. Metal bodies became common with attractive colors, however a bit more expensive model evolved. The attention to detail became prevalent, with Nickel plating giving bumpers the luster of silver, padded seats provided junior drivers with more comfort behind the wheel; while more decorative elements as license plates, gauges, and hood ornaments brought a sense of refinement to the Antique Toy Pedal Cars, taking them beyond the realm of children’s toys, to a finely detailed miniature “Work-of-Art”. In 1879 E.B. Garton bought a wheeled goods company, producing wagons and velocipedes- thus adding to his line Pedal Car manufacturing. All his pedal cars had bodies constructed of hard-wood and steel and rode on spoked wheels fitted with thin rubber tires. These wheels were larger on the rear of the car and smaller in the front; all powered by pedal power. During this early time, Garton had become somewhat of a racing enthusiast, known for designing and building a Pedal Car for Barney Oldfield, proving American’s love for speed has never wavered. Barney Oldfield was a famous racing driver of the day who drove for Henry Ford. The pedal car that bore his name was inspired by early race car designs, complete with a rear gas tank and rounded hood. In Europe, G & L Lines produced pedal cars and accessories as a leading producer. The family business featured improvements like the use of ball-bearings allowing ease of turning and pedaling. Lines added a fully operational hand-brake for safety and used a front axle that allowed for parallel steering. Lines also – first implemented the use of equal size wheels all around. These design improvements would be carried over on almost all the pedal cars we’re still enjoying today. Featured is an Antique Toy Pedal Car back-in-the-day, similar to the models of today.
In the Vintage Era, advertisements became more sophisticated as Psychology said- “We need beautiful Women” for advertising, the cars of the day. Auto makers targeted Women drivers by advertising in Women’s magazines, and manufacturing cars with an emphasis in Women’s appeal. Developing the appeal was accomplished by offering a range of colors, improving the interior design, and perfecting better the handling of the car. This proved to be prime marketing points, and continued to improve with heaters, baloon tires, suspension and shock absorbers, all made the ride on un-paved roads, much better for motorists. Symbolized is a stunning Antique Toy Pedal Car, women loved Back in the Day.
Classical Antiquity, is expressed by our “Brum” Pedal Car, featured in a children’s film by Rag-doll Productions. Nothing but an “Attitude of Joy” is present, coupled with the time and tender loving care ( TLC) it took to develope the Antique Toy Pedal Cars . An Antique relic from a Vintage period, have stood the test of time, due to their amazing Quality, charming Appeal and unique Character. Surely, your little ‘Tyke’ or ‘Princess’ will be thrilled to experience one of these Relics, in our Modern day, and will cast memories for a Lifetime.
She’s all pink and white with chrome appointments known as the “Sadface” Pedal Car, fashioned by Murray in the early 40′s. While it has been coined Sadface, it’s charming appeal makes it a wonderful choice for Antique Toy Pedal Cars . Surely, your ‘Lil’ Tyke or Princess will have a welcome change of pace from the Computer Games, by jumping outside into one of these Gems, be a hit in any neighborhood, and have memories for a Lifetime.
Feast your eyes on this little Gem, that might have been notorious for running Moonshine, back in the Day! The Vintage chrome grille appears to be from the roots of “Steel-craft” that produced the Stream-liner line in the 30′s and 40′s. While the headlights and steering wheel are wonderful appointments, the fenders and running-boards accent the Antique appeal. With a run, skip and a hop off the running-boards and inside, your ‘Lil’ Tyke or Princess will be all over the farm, or off to the local Grocery and Dry Goods store. Featuring – 2 postion adjustable pedal assembly, high traction rubber tires, non-slip pedals, wood stake bed sides, Powder Coat finish ( lead free ), ages 3-6 with some assembly required. Surely, your loved ones will be Thrilled with these Antique Toy Pedal Cars , and be overwhelmed by the memories for a lifetime, Truly an Heirloom.
In the Teens and Twenties, the Ford Model T was the predominant vehicle. While it was a welcome change from Horse + Carriage, a passenger was still met with the abrasive elements, dust and smoke, being an open-air design, like the Touring Sedan. Ford, would offer in 1927-1932 the Model “A”, that was now enclosed, equipped with heaters and became popular across America. It became an Icon for its styling, grace and charm, with a range of body styles from the Tudor to the Town Car, the first Ford to use a standard set of driver controls- like the clutch, brake pedals, throttle and gearshift. It might have been called the “Sport Model” of the “Model T” Era. Similarly offered is our charming Antique Toy Pedal Cars, featuring – adjustable pedal assembly, sealed ball bearing drive, high traction tires, Chrome- grille, headlights, windshield and steering wheel, all steel body wrapped in a high luster Powder Coat finish. Surely, your ‘Lil’ Tyke or Princess will be thrilled with this unique Gift, and will bring years of enjoyment and memories.