Combining the video of the Crazy cart and the fact that I recently stumbled upon this photo of a young me, proudly perched in my Power Wheels truck back in the early 1980s got me thinking. Of all the neat car related toys and widgets mom and dad (along with the rest of a very supportive family!) gave me over the years, that truck stands as the singular most neat piece of them all.
Why? Because I could drive it! Sure, it went about three miles per hour and I was restricted to the confines of the yard, but neither of those things entered my mind. I’d drive it until the battery went dead virtually every day. I could haul rocks in the small bed, chase my sister around the yard, and imagine-up virtually any scenario I wanted to and stick myself into it. It was a mini-version of what we love so much about the real things today, it gives us an escape, and outlet, and something to lose ourselves in.
This photo also serves as proof that my head has always been exponentially larger than normal.
So the question of the day focuses back on what your favorite automotive themed toy was as a kid. Maybe it was a Hot Wheels or Matchbox car that caught your eye and you’ve attained the real thing in adult hood. Maybe a remote control car, hell, maybe even a video game. You tell us!
What was your favorite automotive themed toy as a kiddo?