Foot Powered Non-Electric Vehicles
6x6 oil on cradled panel, black floater frame
When I was a kid, we didn’t have any of your fancy battery powered cars or electric bikes. We had car-shaped metal death traps that you powered with your feet. Like friggin’ Fred Flintstone.
Wait … You don’t know who Fred Flintstone is? ZOMG, what are you … a Gen Zer? Get off my feed!™
Sure, you could get to your destination faster and expend far less energy by walking, but walking was for losers.
Also, if you kept your feet up and got your friend, Jimmy Neederhorn*, to push you down a hill, you could get going REALLY fast. Right before you stopped going really fast by turning too quickly and flipping the car over.
Though you only did that once.
(Unless you were Mikey Higgins*, who was a bit of a slow learner).
Ahhh, good times.
*Names have been changed to protect the boneheads.
P.S. Please tell me I’m not the only one doing the cartoon sound effect: “dinky dinky dink” in my head when imagining this boy’s little sneakered feet shuffling along
Many thanks to IG: @anonymousphotoproject for allowing me to use their photo as a reference!