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Since the end of the Second World War, there has raged a on-going debate over which was the best overall fighter aircraft to emerge from the Pacific campaign. This debate shows no sign of slowing down to this day. From the era of “Pedal Planes“, school boys of the mid nineteen forties to the aviation “Top Guns” of the 1990′s, P-51 advocates pitch their case with Spitfire men and Rocket defenders, and so goes the debate. While these debates certainly do not lack for passion, they frequently lack realistic perception of the aircraft in question. There is some foundational evidence that strongly shores up the argument that the Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair was the finest all around fighter of the war. Certainly it qualifies as the best fighter/bomber, of the Pacific. The F4U-4 was thrust into combat early in 1945. Therefore, it had only about six months to establish its superior record against the Japanese. It gained a sterling reputation for delivering ordnance with great accuracy. Indeed, the Corsair earned quite the respect of enemy pilots flying the MiG-15. Vought’s Corsair was a fighter that could not be treated lightly. In a turning fight below 350 knots, the MiG pilot could find himself in big trouble very quickly. It was fitted with an un-matched Pratt & Whitney R2800-18W or -42W engine. This powerplant rendered 2,450 bhp with water injection. It was also equipped with a four blade hydromatic propeller which provided the efficiency to utilize the superior power. The carburetor inlet was moved from the wing root leading edge to a duct located under the engine. The exhaust stacks had to be re-routed as a result. Armament remained the same as the F4U-1, with six .50 caliber Browning MGs. Up to three 1,000 lb. bombs along with eight 5 inch rockets could be carried. Reportedly, it was not unusual to rig the F4U-4 with as much as 6,000 lbs of ordnance. Apparently the reinforced structure of the Corsair could bear these loads without excessive wear and tear on the airframe. Almost certainly, such overloaded Corsairs did not operate from carrier decks, but exclusively from shore bases.
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.
Antique Pedal Cars tend to exude a class, a class rooted in craftsmanship, thought of as a craft or skill, that renders a result – setting a “Standard” for the niche, made by artisans. A standard that is set, speaks for quality, for detail and a design that is fresh, original and unique. A uniqueness that eliminates clutter and replaces it with simplicity and gracious lines. It does not copy or mimick its predecessors, rather emerges with a design crisp and new, a departure from any other while retaining that ” Old Antique” nature. As adults, we tend to adorn our children with trivial toys, common toys having no impact on your precious child. We need to un-clutter our minds with the thought ” I cannot afford that toy for my Lil child”. Step out of this thought, into “Class”; into a thought that says “My child deserves nothing but the Best” ! This is transformation, a “Class-act”, that sends a message to your loved one – that they’re loved by you. Antique Pedal Car Class has transformed you into a breed apart. Upon responding to this charming antique class, just sit back and watch the “Thrill”, that consumes the heart of your Lil One; a Pedal Car will instill joy for hours upon hours. Even more memorable, you’ll find that “Thrill” will live on thru the coming decades, and your little one, will no doubt pass on another wonderful Heirloom to their child as well.
The implications of an Antique, can have many fingers or factors to consider. We’re going “Antiquing”, means a departure from the repetitious work routine, an outing seeking an object that takes you back in time. And the time element is measured by many as before the 30′s or at least 75 years old, representing a previous era. Generally speaking an Antique is an aged collectible item, collected for it’s ornateness, age, beauty, rarity, being original, condition, use, unique design or inlay, charm, and emotional impact to the beholder. So it is with the Antique Pedal Car, which fills the “Wish List”, that possesses most of these qualities that Antique Collectors are drawn to. Drawn to a degree of Craftsmanship, and an attention to detail. Some of the oldest Pedal Cars charm collectors with Running Boards, oversize Headlights, Kerosene Lanterns, Ornaments, Brass Gauges, Fire-bells, and Engine Noise-makers, and trimmed in dazzling Brass or Chrome framed Windows, Door handles and levers. Regardless of the degree of ornateness to the most simplistic design in Antique Pedal Cars, children and collectors simply love a toy, that has a uniqueness and charm that most other toys do not offer- why a Love Affair continues that cannot be extinguished .
As Jalopies were riding on the popular wave of week-end fun on the Icy Lakes in the north, and dry Lake Beds in the south in the 40′s – combined with the growth of gasoline pumping stations around America and the insatiable desire for more power in cars; this became the perfect Automotive Cocktail for the birth and explosion of the Pedal Classics Cars in America, in the early 50′s. Thus Muscle Cars were coined from the appearance and high-performance from cars such as the 55′ Chevy, Ford Mustang, Dodge Charger, Firebird and the Pontiac GTO, that evolved from the feverish consumerism that followed World War II, when bigger and faster were always better. The big V-8′s were stuffed into a customized space, and wheels spun out on Main Street USA, and on drag-strips across America from the early 50′s to the late 70′s. Most of the time, these were beautiful cars with sweeping lines, and stunning appointments and striking paint jobs, rendering breath-taking and jaw-dropping results, enjoyed by Pedal Classics Car enthusiasts all across America. Most U.S. car manufacturers began packaging a factory hot rod with youth-oriented advertising, bringing about the muscle car phenomenon of the Sixties. These cars do leave a long lasting impression, rarely the most powerful and with no risk, touting a charming brilliance that comes with each model, elevating the Pedal Car to be up there with the best of ride-on-toys.
“You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen; But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all? Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose and if you ever saw it you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: [Ho ho ho!] ‘Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?’ Then all the reindeer loved him and they shouted out with glee, [yippee!] ‘Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history!’ And this magic has thrilled children down thru the ages, with the thrill of something so unique that may be theirs, they wait up all hours in bed on the nite-before-Xmas in anticipation they may hear Reindeers coming or maybe even see Santa slipping thru the chimney, to only drift off to sleep. Santas thinking of leaving something so special- something that lives up to a Universal experience shared around the world, that will continue to leave an everlasting sparkle in every children’s heart – that gift is a Pedal Car, adorned in hood ornaments, bells, chrome hub caps and steering wheel, and wooden ladders and more. With all the help Santa has had from his elves, there’s a charming Antique Pedal Car for any child, in many different styles and colors, and will make wonderful Heirlooms for life.
“I’m leaving it up to you- oou, you decide what you’re gonna do, or do you want my Love-a-ove, or are we thru?” Just one of many wonderful lyrics you would hear in an Oldies Jukebox from the 50′s and 60′s. Surely, you’ll never hear Hip-Hop-Rap in an Oldies Jukebox, or from the Classic era. It has been noted by musical analyst, that the number of chords used in Rap has been reduced, sacraficing variety for volume, compared to an Era of pure and clean lyrics, rather than the harsh and boring shortened lyrics that focus on love vs. death, romance vs. sex, and juvenile slang that begs for a jump-start in basic English, and hopes that the Lyric being repeated over and over again – will somehow jump out of the furrow, the needle has so deeply rooted in, leaving you to witness a music as only a “Trend”, that will not last. Oldies-but-Goodies speak to wholesome romance, school-yard stories and Malt-shop flirting rendezvous – however are remembered for honor in dating, traditional values, and classic Muscle Cars from the Frankie Avalon days, and ” Good, good, good vibrations”, from the Beach Boys, and the Oldies Jukebox delivered the tunes, in amusement parks, Ice cream parlors, and your favorite hamburger joint – A+W Rootbeer.
In retrospec there are few things or few parts of our life we still prefer to live in a Good-ole-Day manner. And childhood is one phase of our life which can be easily mentioned in this list. That is the reason that, even though we are provided with number of highly technical toys we still prefer few old forms of toys for our kids. Pedal Car a form of toy we all are well aware of, as most of us have enjoyed rides on these. These pedal cars are an important addition in list of toys for kids, it is our duty that we look forward for few other important points as well; if you are buying something or some product specially for them it would be better you take their advise, as this can point towards few of those points which are not noticed otherwise. A win-win situation is giving a child a pedal car, just like a pedal car toy. With a Pedal Car Toy, playtime is transformed to how it was before, which is why it is growing in its popularity all over again. Children love the unique and rare look of these toys, a lot like those that were prized possessions; they just can’t beat the feeling of the wind in their hair as they power along the path with the sound of the wheels of the pedal car rumbling along over the pavers.
It’s the season for Kids Pedal Cars, whether you have a little Tyke or a little Princess, there is a pedal car available that will fit any personality. We’re proud of a great selection of pedal cars to help a little boys make believe in a career , like a police cruiser, a tow-truck or a fire truck ; pedal racers for the sprinters and skidders, train pedal cars for the ‘Lil’ Engineer, airplane pedal cars for the “Top Gun”, and excavating pedal karts for those little lads who adore playing in the sand pit! Ride-on-toys not only resemble antique treasures, but are built for today’s generation of hard-riding Kids Pedal Cars, fashioned after a generation of toys that came before all the electronic and video games. These are miniture Pedal Cars that have always resembled the automobiles of the day of any decade since the early 1900′s. Built to endure years of tuff riding, robust and durable sheet steel, and attractive appointments – become Heirlooms for life. By finding your own personal number of Antique Pedal Cars, you can actually have your own assortment of affordable classic and vintage cars . Your child can also share the enjoyment that you simply get with your pedal cars, because they’re taking part in your toy cars. It’s just like hitting two birds with one stone. These cars will strengthen the bond between yourself as well as your loved one – nothing short of a Home Run!
There has always been rebellion in our culture thru-out the decades, or you could call it a Jalopy culture. Jalopy- denoting a poor, worn out, used, beatin-up basis for the medium or Art being used. Remember when Suede shoes were in, or take the Square toed boot – how ugly! There was the Afro hair style contrasted to the Dreadlocks of today and worse yet- the boys are training the hair to the center of their head to a Peak, while girls are shaving 1/2 their head and leaving the other half full-grown! The bell-bottom pants were quite the fade in the 60′s and today they’re so tight fitting- you gotta wonder how they get into them. If you consider Make-up applied – it’s not only applied in excessive amounts and colors, but think of the permanent coloring that has ruined the Natural body by Tatoos. All of this shares a common thread, that is they’re following a Trend. A trend is only temporary and leans away from traditional and classic values. Trend seekers are those that aspire to draw attention towards themselves, implying an insecurity. In contrast the Traditional look, style, or thinker rests securely in their choice that lives on and on; whereas the Trend is simply that and eventually dies out. You might say the Jalopy Pedal Car shares traditional values as well; being created from a simple basis, however formed and perfected into fine running machines with a sense of Pride in workmanship and creativity, Pedal Cars that have lived on thruout the last 80 years, leaving lasting memories.