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Lusse Bumper Car Restoration

September 27th, 2008 · 103 Comments

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Lusse Skooter

1950’s Lusse Bumper Car Restoration

It’s hard to imagine that there is anyone alive that hasn’t ridden a bumper car at one time or another. Still one of the most popular rides at amusement parks today, bumper cars date back to 1920, when the first bumper car ride was invented by Max and Harold Stoehrer of Methuen, Massachusetts. Their invention was called the Dodgem. These rides that allowed people to bump into each other were so popular that others decided to get in on the action, and profits. Two cousins, Joseph and Robert Lusse of Philadelphia owned a machine shop that supplied rollercoaster parts to Philadelphia Toboggan (now the oldest rollercoaster manufacturing company still in business in the world). In 1922 the Lusses filed their first patent for a bumper car. Over the years, they filed a total of 9 patents for bumper cars, or as they called them, Lusse Skooters.

Bumper Car Grill

Bumper Car Wheel

Bumper Car Detail

Bumper Car Rear

Restoration in Progress

“Bumper car” is a term referring to an electric-powered ride that has a rubber surround, allowing the riders to crash into each other. The cars sit on a metal floor and have a pole on them, allowing the cars to draw electricity from a grid on the ceiling of the ride. Each car has a wheel for steering and an accelerator pedal to get it moving.

This Lusse Brothers Skooter is from the early 1950’s. We restored a total of 3 bumper cars over the years, including the stripping, repair work and painting of the cars. For more pictures of the finished Lusse, visit the RetroPlanet.com Museum.

Manufactured by:

Lusse Brothers Inc.

2809 North Fairhill Street

Philadelphia, PA

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby.

Tags: Bumper Car Restoration · Lusse Brothers Inc · Lusse Bumper Car · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

103 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rich starrett // Nov 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I build custom cars & hot rods. Would like to buy 1-2 unrestored bumper cars, preferably 50’s Lusse or Dodge’m versions. Plan to motorize them after restoration for display at car shows. Any help would be appreciated. thx, rich starrett

  • 2 Lynn // Jan 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Trying to find out what type of bumper car I have… Please contact for picture… Thanks!

  • 3 ron // Feb 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    i have a 1950? era go kart/bumper car.i am
    told it came from riverview amusement park
    in chicago.it seats two,with a center steering
    wheel,has two rear wheels and one front
    wheel.It has an outer steel frame like a
    bumper car but it has it’s own engine like a
    go-kart.it’s shape and paint looks like a cross
    between a bullet and a shark.it is brown with
    white gills and a chrome grill with rear running
    lights.it runs,needs some work but i do not know
    what it is go/bumper.any thoughts>?????

  • 4 jim howard // Feb 9, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    iam looking for any pictures /information on a 1940 s ,german made steel bodied “amusement bumper car ride. it was chaindrive gas powered car with rack &pinion steering. you drove the car on a curbed course they looked like a1940,s fat fendered car they were app. 5 to 6 feet long with a steel frame .the one that i saw came from savin rock amusement park in west haven ct.

  • 5 Rich Starrett // Feb 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Writers above please respond to me at rich_starrett@albemarle.com or call me at 225-359-2286. Thanks very much – rich

  • 6 Victor // May 8, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I have a set of 15 Lusse Auto Scooters that were made in England in the early 1950’s under
    lisence of Lusse America. The parts were made pre War as in 1939. All production stopped for the War and parts were stored.
    After the War with Italian Competition Lusse was forced to change to Fiberglass Bodies to compete. All trims etc were sent to England. All drives rear axle and iron wheels were the same and interchangeable with the 1939 cars.
    The difference with my cars are that the housings of the motors are cast iron and not aluminium as the U.S.A cars are.
    The motors are made in England and are 100vDC not A.C. as in the U.S.A.
    So these cars are quite rare.

    Please let me know if you are interested in them or know of someone who may be.

    Kind regards,
    Victor Louw
    victorlouw@hotmail.com

  • 7 bob // Jun 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

    A few years back I saw a Bumbper car that was converted to a motorcycle engine and was street legal. Saw this in Laughlin, Nevada. Looked like a lot of fun. I am interested. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bob

  • 8 Ken Gioffre // Jun 12, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Our media blasting process using glass and/or plastic bead will make this restoration process go a bit quicker and save alot of energy and physical work.

    We are located in Philadelphia PA on Grays Ferry Avenue.

  • 9 Bill Deacon // Jul 13, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Hi–I am looking for the front end (grill) for a 1953 Lusse Auto Scooter. Please Email me if you have one for sale or any advise on where to find one one. I’ve already spoken to Peter at Lusseauto scooters. com but he wants way too much!
    Thanks! Bill

  • 10 Arnold // Aug 21, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Hi. I have 23 German Dodgem Cars made in the early 60’s. If anyone is interested please contact me. They are still in working condition.
    Thanks.
    Arnold

  • 11 Rod // Sep 16, 2009 at 1:00 am

    What is the best lusse bumper car to restore with the highest resale value?

  • 12 vintagevending // Sep 16, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Rod,

    Sorry, but we don’t have that information. If anyone else can help, please leave a comment.

  • 13 mariah // Sep 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    you should have facts on roller coasters on this site also

  • 14 Dustin // Sep 27, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I am looking to purchase a bumper car, it doesnt matter what brand it is or the condition as long as it is all there. If anyone has one or any info on where to find one please contact me. Thanks

    ablesdd@hotmail.com or call 256-651-8963

  • 15 Mark Bruce // Oct 5, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I have a 1940 original Dodgem steel bumper car for sale.

    It has been totally restored – modified and outfitted with a new 6 HP Tecumseh gas engine and has rubber air inflated tires.It also has the whip and functioning head lights. Came from Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.

    I am taking to Hershey AACA car meet to sell this weekend (Oct 8-10)

    Car 978-906-4432 or email me at mark.bruce7@yahoo.com if you have any interest.

    I have pics I can fwd also.

    Thanks,

    Mark

  • 16 Nigel // Oct 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I am looking for the rubber bumper for a bumper car, dont know make or year but its fiberglass, seen a pic online of same car, the one from tv show earl is the same car. any info would help thanks

  • 17 Howie Subnick // Oct 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I understand that these are converted into street legal vehicles in San Diego. Do you know how I could contact this person. Thank.

  • 18 claudio // Oct 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Im Looking To Purchase A 1940’s-1950’s Bumper Car contact Me With Pics Thanks
    ktmtatum@yahoo.com

  • 19 Lloyd // Nov 2, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I am interested in purchasing a 1940’s-1950’s dodge’m/bumper car,original or reproduction.I will only be using the body&bumper platform.
    lloydpa@gmail.com

  • 20 Jerry Gardner // Nov 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I am interested in purchasing a 1940’s-1950’s bumper car,original or reproduction.I will only be using the body&bumper platform.
    1949caddy@live.com

  • 21 John // Nov 11, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I am interested in purchasing a 1940-1950 bumper car body. Please contact me.
    I am from Ohio.
    John@firstclasstrans.com

  • 22 Jeff Doyle // Nov 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I am looking for an old bumper car to restore. I am a disabled Vet with a lot of time on his hands. Can you direct me to any place where I could purchase one?
    Thank you for your time.
    Jeff Doyle

  • 23 LeRoy Dyas // Nov 12, 2009 at 6:39 am

    I am looking for a grill and rubber bumper for a 1939-1940 Lusse Auto Scooter. any ideas I can use for a bumper. Contact me by email if you have any information.
    toysforbigboys@aol.com

    thanks
    LeRoy

  • 24 john // Dec 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I have one of these cars that came from savin rock west haven ct.like the one jim howard described.looking to identify my car.I know it came from savin rock and it was the auto ride car.any pics or identifacation would help.I have pics of mine just give me ur email add.thanks john
    my email is johno3@usacops.com

  • 25 Joe Fromme // Dec 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I was a mechanic at Meyers Lake Park In Canton Ohio years ago and use to work on the bumper cars.
    I would like to buy one of the old style cars from the 50’s. If you have one for sale please let me know.
    bigdaddytjetracing@yahoo.com

  • 26 Bob Ferrel // Jan 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I have a 50’s style Lusse that I’m thinking about selling. Everyone I’ve talked to about buying them is ridiculous on price, so I thought I would just sell mine. It has been sand blasted years ago. It’s just the body and platform. If interested contact me@ 270-832-1234 or e-mail me at bob@ferrels.net

  • 27 Mike // Jan 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    My brothers and myself would like to find a few of these Lusse bumper cars, non working. Is there info as to where we might be able to purchase a few of these classics?

  • 28 Mike Jordan // Jan 19, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I’m a hotrod builder, and really dig old bumper cars. I want to build one to drive in the Shriner parades. Where can I find one to restore? Thanks.

  • 29 Aaron Clark // Jan 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    My wife and I are looking to buy a vintage bumper car for home decor. I have searched the internet quite a bit and can’t find a place that has them for sale. Do you know where I can look at buying one, restored or not? And about how much I should expect to spend. Thanks for your time.

  • 30 Arnold // Feb 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I have a few Lusse Bumber cars from the 1950’s. I also have a set of German Dodgem Cars. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you pictures.
    Thank you

  • 31 Mario // Feb 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Arnold, Send me some information on the bumper cars that you have, please, and include pictures of all.
    marioz@bresnan.net

  • 32 Chuck // Feb 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I have a 1960 Lusse Auto Scooter bumper car, does anyone know where I can purchase all of the outside trim, including the grill?
    Thanks,
    Chuck

  • 33 Joe Madden // Feb 11, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I am interested in buying a bumper car, condition not necessarily important, please contact me email killerkart@hotmail.com or cell 541 660 1092 respectfully, JM

  • 34 Ritch // Feb 17, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    I am interested in a bumper car ‘body’ only. Fiberglass or plastic I would prefer.
    thanks anyone!

  • 35 Mike // Mar 7, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I am looking to buy a bumper car shell and platform. I am in the Atlanta area. For any information or availability, please contact me. mike_miller8@yahoo.com

  • 36 Abraham Vasant // Mar 12, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I am looking to buy 2 or 3 bump car body. most styles, Plastic or FibreGlass shell OK. Preferably not broken, or at least repairable. Additional hardware, platform, steering ..etc may also be of interest. Please call me at 925-998-5697, eMail:AbrahamVasant@mac.com

  • 37 Stan S. // Mar 13, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I am lo0king for a Lusse bumper car,please contract me if you have one for sale, Would like to build one up for parades.. thx.
    sstellwagen@cox.net

  • 38 Brian W. // Mar 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Interested in vintage Lusse or Dodgem car. Please email me with information and pics.
    briansgemail@gmail.com

  • 39 TERRY SMITH // Mar 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Looking for a Lusse body. Steel or fiberglass to restore. Please email with price,info,and pics if possible. Thanx,Terry
    SHEPHERDSBODYSHP@OMNICITYUSA.COM

  • 40 Scott Allen Michigan // Mar 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Any Lusse cars for sale in Michigan or surrounding area? Kids go-cart

  • 41 Gerald C. // Apr 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    1941 bumper car for sale . pleas email for pictures thank u
    g.crickon@gmail.com

  • 42 Kathy // Apr 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Just wanted to know if there is anyone or anywhere that sells the street legal bumper car? If so please send me information.
    Thank you!

  • 43 Zach // Apr 24, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I’m looking for buy a bumper car as a project. I’m not sure why but I loved them as a kid so naturally I love them now. At any rate let me know what you have it can be vintage or reproduction thanks

  • 44 dillon // May 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    hello my dad restores cars. I would like to buy some bumper cars. thanks
    gearhea.mcnil1@gmail.com

  • 45 Mike // Jul 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I currently have 2 unrestored Lusse Bumper cars for sale. One is a 1936 and one is a 1941. These are the same style cars that are on the Street legal bumper cars website. I also have a 1953 Restored bumper car that has a Honda 700 engine and chassis. This car is extremely fast and should only be riden by an experienced rider. All are for sale. I am located in the Atlanta area. For more information, please call me at
    Mike
    770-855-4124
    bwestpoker@yahoo.com

  • 46 mike // Jul 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I currently have a 1953 Lusse Bumper Car that has been refurbished and installed on a Brand new 2008 Honda 700 TRX. This car is a definite head turner and is extremely fast. I also have 2 other Lusse Bodies, one is a 1936 and one is a 1941, All are for sale. Serious inquires only. I am in the Atlanta area. Call for more information 770-855-4124

  • 47 Kirby Witt // Sep 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I am looking for old bumper cars to purchase. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Kirby Witt

    Owner
    Team Witt Customs
    615-891-1833

  • 48 Victor // Dec 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I STILL have a set of 15 Lusse Auto Scooters that were made in England in the early 1950’s under lisence of Lusse America. The parts were made pre War as in 1939. All production stopped for the War and parts were stored.
    After the War with Italian Competition Lusse was forced to change to Fiberglass Bodies to compete. All trims etc were sent to England. All drives rear axle and iron wheels were the same and interchangeable with the 1939 cars.
    The difference with my cars are that the housings of the motors are cast iron and not aluminium as the U.S.A cars are.
    The motors are made in England and are 100vDC not A.C as in the U.S.A.
    So these cars are quite rare. Thank you too all the people that have shown interest in these cars.

  • 49 jeff wolf // Jan 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Have two lusseautoscooters for sale they are restored, one is a luggage trailer, the other is a driver powered by a 5 hp briggs motor to the orig trans. they are of 1939 vintage thanks jeff

  • 50 jeff wolf // Jan 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    have late model bumpercar for sale it is of fiberglass body steel frame needs total restoration

  • 51 Eddie // Jan 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    victor no info to get in touch with you about lusse scooters

  • 52 jeff wolf // Jan 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Have two lusseauto scooters for sale, they are restored, one is a luggage trailer, the other is a driver powered by a 5 hp briggs motor coupled to the orig trans, they are of 1939 vintage email me for photo bugeyewolf@hotmail.com

  • 53 jeff wolf // Jan 9, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Have 70’s vintage fiberglass bumper car for sale needs total restoration email me for more info at bugeyewolf@hotmail.com

  • 54 Peter // Jan 30, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Hi guys I bought my bumper cars from this website’s and I sold mine through this site too. Check it out

    http://www.malaysiaminilover.com/vintage-bumper-cars-for-sale

  • 55 Victor // Mar 11, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Hi Eddie. My email is victorlouw@hotmail.com.
    I will wait for your email.
    Thank you.

  • 56 joe // Mar 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Hi, Im in Australia, im looking for vintage Lusse or dodgem cars. Can anyone help downunder.?
    Anything considered. Will consider shipping from overseas if reasonable. Thank you

  • 57 Ted McClure // Apr 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Im looking to buy some bumper cars… please e-mail me if you have some to sell. Ted N Vegas

  • 58 Andrew // Apr 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hey everyone. I’m really interested in the history and designing of bumper cars. Anybody know any experts in the Los Angeles area?

    Contact me at craigstealsheep@yahoo.com if you do.

  • 59 Rob // May 5, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I have a 1953 Lusse Auto Scooter for sale. Body, grille, scrolls and bumper are straight and would make a great resoration. no floor or running gear. Located in central Texas. call 254.421.3794 for info or email at: racefanrob@yahoo.com

  • 60 Dave // May 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

    i am looking for bumper car that has been restored into a street machine.

    dave.richert@mustangeng.com

  • 61 Bob // Jun 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I have a few old bumper cars I am restoring and making fun karts, us odnor frame and engines from 4 wheels. They work great with reverse too.And2 street cars, built on reinforced golf cart frames and titles, motor cycle engines, very fun. I have a few bodies I might see if anyone wants to build one for themselves. Let me know, can send pics.

  • 62 John // Jul 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I am looking for a 1950 Lusse bumper car to restore or already restored, possibly converted to electric, I live in the San Gabriel area of Los Angeles County, any help would be appreciated

  • 63 Kent // Jul 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Bob…. I need your contact email and or phone.

  • 64 Victor // Jul 12, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Hi. I have 23 German Dodgem Cars made in the early 60’s. They are still in working condition.
    I also have a set of 15 Lusse Auto Scooters that were made in England in the early 1950’s under
    licence of Lusse America. The parts were made pre War as in 1939. All production stopped for the War and parts were stored. After the War with Italian Competition Lusse was forced to change to Fiberglass Bodies to compete. All
    trims etc were sent to England. All drives rear axle and iron wheels were the same and interchangeable with the 1939 cars. The difference with my cars are that the housings of the motors are cast iron and not aluminium as the U.S.A cars are. The motors are made in England and are 100vDC not A.C as in the U.S.A.
    So these cars are quite rare.
    Please let me know if you are interested in them or know of someone who may be.
    Kind regards,
    Victor Louw
    (new email is victorlouw@hotmail.co.za)

  • 65 jason // Aug 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    hi all. im in australia and im looking for an old bumper car or 2 for dislplay in my home. restored or not it doesnt matter. would prefer steel body but really anything will do..

  • 66 jason // Aug 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    looking for a street legal conversion also. shipping is no problem.

  • 67 jason // Aug 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    bob can u pls contact me at sunshineroofing@live.com.au. i am very interested in 1 of those street car bumper cars.

  • 68 eric // Sep 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I’m looking for a Lusse bumper cars, doesnt have to be in great shape or running. I’m in the process of trying to get them street legal so I can manufacture them. If anyone has one that would allow me to make a fiberglass mold off of it we could work something out.
    Eric
    duc@hughes.net

  • 69 Joanne Menditto // Sep 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I grew up on Fairhill Street, (2820 to be exact), and Lusse was a few doors down at 2809 Fairhill St. It was so much fun watching the guys work on these wonderful cars and seeing the finished product. They allowed the locals the opportunity to come into their factory and see first hand had it was all done … I will never forget this experience as it is not only part of my childhood, but part of history. Thank you Lusse Brothers for the great memories!!

  • 70 John // Sep 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I have two dodgem bumper cars, restored, from the pike in long beach and I want to put them on some type of quad platform, need help in deciding which quad is best, and some directions, or plans, can anyone help?

  • 71 ken // Oct 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hello,
    Looking for a complete Lusse to restore. I live in Indiana and Florida. Please let me know what you have for sale.
    Thanks,
    Ken
    732-915-2183

  • 72 Ron Thomas // Nov 23, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    If you are requesting information or have something for sale YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION so that we can call or email you. (BOB & JOHN)

  • 73 Ron Thomas // Nov 23, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    If anyone has a Lusse bumper car for sale please contact me.I am wanting to restore one and mount on a quad platform for street use.
    Thanks
    Ron Thomas
    rjthomas57@aol.com

  • 74 GEORGE JONES // Jan 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I AM LOOKING TO BUY A USED DODGEM CAR. I COULD GET BY WITH JUST A BODY OF ONE. CAN YOU HELP?

  • 75 Dustin // Jan 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I am looking for a bumper car to restore, I do not care about the make or model. I am out of Huntsville, Alabama my number is 256-652-7913

  • 76 Andrew Bishop // Jan 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I have four 1950s dodgems. Two for myself and will sell two, either un-restored or later in the year once restored. I am in the UK and you can take a look at one on my web site. £1800 each un-restored.

  • 77 Grant Halarewich // Feb 3, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Hello i am looking for an old bumper car to play with do you have any for sale or do you know where i could get one ? I am in Canada so the closer the better thank you Grant

  • 78 John Jans // Feb 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

    looking to purchase vintage bumper car body fo a high school auto/autobody project withe the students. please contact me with pictures, price @ location. Drive line not important.

  • 79 mark day // Apr 10, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Looking to buy one, restored or not. Based in Surrey. Any help much appreciated..thanks
    Mark Day

  • 80 mark day // Apr 10, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Re prev email, I was referring to dodgem cars
    Mark

  • 81 Ronnie Villarreal // Apr 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Have a 1950’s restored dodgem for sale, with a mount to display. Pictures upon request

  • 82 Doug Pfendler // Apr 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I am looking to purchase a vintage bumper car.

  • 83 Richie Paull // May 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Looking for pre 1970 bumper cars to purchase. Any condition considered. Can be contacted rcpaull@btinternet.com.
    Richie.

  • 84 Chris Louth // May 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Hi,
    I’m UK based & looking for a vintage Auto Scooter/Dodgem to convert & restore.
    Anyone with a bumper car for sale is welcome to get in touch.

    (Victor & Arnold please contact me I’m familiar with importing from RSA).

    Email: cjlouth@cjlouth.karoo.co.uk
    Tel/Text +44 7984 677155
    Thanks Chris

  • 85 Paula Cole // Jun 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hello,

    I have 12 unrestored fiberglass Lusse auto scooter bumper cars. In good shape, but a little dusty. 1959(?) Cadillacs. They are still being used in a building as bumper cars. 9 are still working. Floor, ceiling, wall barriers and complete controls for sale.

    Would sell separately if I have enough people interested to get rid of all of them.

    Email – paula-cole@att.net
    located 20 min west of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • 86 Paula Cole // Jul 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Sorry, these are the Lusse Sport Skooters. I have pics if anyone is interested. This is setup at my pastor’s park and they were alot of fun to ride. Interest has depleted so he is selling it. All cars, controls, floor, ceiling and bumpers. $20,000.00

  • 87 john // Jul 24, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I have one of these cars that came from savin rock west haven ct.like the one jim howard described.looking to identify my car.I know it came from savin rock and it was the auto ride car.any pics or identifacation would help.I have pics of mine just give me ur email add.thanks john
    my email is johno3@usacops.com

  • 88 Frank // Aug 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Looking to purchase a 53 Lusse bumper car. Prefer one in need of restoration. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    My email is frarone@comcast.net.
    Thank you, Frank

  • 89 Ted // Dec 7, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I have a fully restored 1953 Lusse Auto Skooter for sale. It has been converted to 12 volt using a high speed hi torque motor and huge Optima battery, with an electronic fully automatic battery charger . Everything has been professionally rebuilt, refinished, or replaced. You can thrill your riders for 30 to 45 minutes on any semi smooth level surface such as a driveway, street or parking lot. e@mail me for pictures, price, and more information.

  • 90 LeRoy // Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Hi there. I Work at Oaks amusment park and I have a set of 16 Lusse fiberglass skooter cars I’m trying to sell. They are the model T style and the hood unbolts for easy inspections and working on the drive. I have not seen a set like the cars we have, I was told it was one of the last body styles Lusse did before they went out of business. If you have any info or interest in purchases or parts call me or e-mail me, 503 553 9093. All the motor and drives are the same as the 50’s I know that much. Thank-you, leRoy

  • 91 Meredith Hamilton // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I am looking for photos of vintage Lusse cars. Restored, unrestored, anything! This is for a series of children’s stories and games. We are a startup company, cannot pay, but the images will raise awareness of these wonderful cars. (And we will credit you!)
    Thank you-Meredith Hamilton

  • 92 Daniel // Feb 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I have 13 fiberglass lusse skooters and 12 steel ones from 41 and 53. Hurricane sandy wiped out my building. Anyone interested is welcome to email me.
    Pyrewow@yahoo.com is my email

  • 93 Tim // Mar 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Check out the video, I am listing this on ebay soon. http://youtu.be/vhLkjW98AcU

  • 94 Bruce // Apr 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I have a 1959 Dodgem car; last model they made. It’s the Golden Bronze color; car needs restored; but has fantastic style lines. Does anyone know what the current price range would be for this model?
    Thanks for any assistance. brucenutt@yahoo.com

  • 95 vintagevending // Jun 6, 2013 at 8:11 am

    John L., We’re sorry to hear about the trouble you have had with someone you met on this site. His comment has been removed.

  • 96 shane // Jul 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’m looking for old or new Dodgem car to restore for my college exam. Can anyone help me? Thank-you.

  • 97 Gary Langseth // Jul 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I would like to purchase two vintage unrestored bumper cars to convert to street legal drivers would buy complete, or platform and body Gary Langseth @ 602-509-6951 Im in Arizona

  • 98 Mike J // Oct 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy a new or replacement rubber bumper for my Duce bumper car?

  • 99 Corrie // Oct 30, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Looking to buy an old bumper car for a
    Restoration project. If anyone has any please contact me T 731-610-8415 or 800-844-8151 or by email at corrie.linton@gmail.com

  • 100 Ty // Jan 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Looking for a old 50’s era scooter to show some love and restoration, want a project for me and my kids.
    Tyswapp@gmail.com

  • 101 Franco // Feb 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Looking for a late 40s-50s bumper car, complete and needing resto. Call me at 631 839 6170. Thank you.

  • 102 Don // Feb 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Looking for an unrestored 50s-60s dodgems/bumper car. Please contact me with the information. Thank you.
    (631)669-3068

  • 103 Dale // Apr 12, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Hello, I am looking for information on the 1959 Dodgem bumper car. Mine was red and black until I painted it yellow and fixed it up to look like a taxi cab. Does anyone know what motor is in it and what I would have to do to make it move on its own power. The bumper isn’t as nice as I would like. Are the rubber bumpers for sale any where? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Gundel@comcast.net

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