In Which An Aerial Bomb Is Converted Into A Spaceship Pedal Car

Salvaged Bomb Makes Juvenile Space Ship

Salvaged Bomb Makes Juvenile Space Ship – July, 1955

Its central structure a discarded 500-pound aerial bomb, a juvenile “space ship” gives two-foot-power transportation to Gene Montoya of Honolulu. The space ship was built by Gene’s father, D. L. Montoya, in a single week end at a cost of less than a dollar. The surplus bomb is lined with rubber padding and the wire wheels are from another juvenile vehicle.

Source: Modern Mechanix

It’s hoped that gutting out the bomb eliminated a good part of that 500-pounds, otherwise little Gene must have had a serious workout as he pedaled around.