Remembering Your Very First “Car”
Some of us have been lucky enough to own our very own car before earning our driver’s licenses—with our feet taking the place of an engine. We’re not sure if bombing around the back yard and driveway on our very own race car better-prepared us for the years of driving ahead, or if we were sometimes a bit too reckless with the gap given to our siblings’ ankles…
Today, pedal cars are still made and there are collectors who specialize only in these toys. This post was inspired by the latest from Pininfarina, an incredibly advanced device for well-heeled children.
Called the Fuoriserie Micro-Bolide, it’s a pedal-driven carbon fibre car with hand-sewn upholstery, hand-applied paint, and enough aluminum and carbon fibre to make the Red Bull F1 team blush. Price? An estimated 21,000 euros, depending on equipment.
If you’re in the market for a pedal car, before buying a new version, let this selection of vintage pedal cars inspire the first car for your child.