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Pimp My Mobility Scooter

Reverse the hum drum mobility mentality.
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Walking to work recently, I was passed in the street by a battery powered mobility scooter. At the same moment, glorious fate made it that a bad ass motorbike fired up behind me, and for one wonderful moment I thought the gutteral growl was eminating from the 12 volt 5mph wheelchair.

If that scooter *had* made that noise, what a wonderful world it would be.

Fishrat, Nov 28 2005

Python, DC. http://orangecow.or...etches/grannies.htm
[po, Nov 28 2005]

Pimp My Scooter Pimp_20My_20Scooter
Pimp my shameless self-promotion... [zen_tom, Nov 28 2005]

Overdone already Pimp_20my_20Stroller
just saying .... 'enough' [sophocles, Nov 28 2005]

Wheelchairs with motorcycle engines http://www.amadirec...004/Wheelchairs.asp
[skinflaps, Nov 29 2005]


       wonderful thought! welcome back ratty!
po, Nov 28 2005

       Was it Bennie Hill or the Goodies who used to have the Hell's Grannies skit?
DrCurry, Nov 28 2005

       //Pension day's the worst - they go mad. As soon as they get their hands on their money they blow it all on milk, bread, tea, tin of meat for the cat//
po, Nov 28 2005

       Stop it. It's silly.
Jinbish, Nov 28 2005

       brum <rev> bruuuuum <rev>
po, Nov 28 2005

       The "pimp my..." thing has been done to death already.
hidden truths, Nov 28 2005

       //I remember when pimping was a bad thing, when it meant selling women for money.//
discontinuuity, Nov 29 2005

       Pimp my pram.
DrCurry, Nov 29 2005

       Pimp my Segway.
sleeka, Nov 29 2005

       My son and his buddies call'em oldsmobiles.   

       Are you proposing anything here?
bristolz, Nov 29 2005

       Pimp my pimple...
blissmiss, Nov 29 2005

       //Are you proposing anything here?//   

       Brizzles: my proposal is: There should be a facility for adding unexpected sounds, such as revving engines, to a set of fairly mundane battery powered vehicles, for the purposes of confronting stereotypes often imposed upon mobility scooter users, empowering individuals to express individuality rather than being confined to a battleship grey chair, and generally making the world a more beautiful place.   

       po - thanks, sorry it's been a while!
Fishrat, Nov 29 2005

       "...generally making the world a more beautiful place" - a more noisy place, certainly.
DrCurry, Nov 29 2005

       I can't remember who makes them, but one of the mainstream Japanese motorcycle manufacturers has a wheelchair compatible model. Normal motorbike front forks and handlebars attached to a trike sled with a drawbridge style loading ramp at the back. You ride your wheelchair into the back of it, clamp it in place, lift the tailgate and ride.   

       And the only one I've ever seen in real life was pimped to the max - "Grow Old Disgracefully" stickers, anit-nuke slogans, foxtail on the mirror, pumping sound system.   

BunsenHoneydew, Nov 29 2005

       Linky, seems that these people have done it (130 mph!)
skinflaps, Nov 29 2005

       Pimpin' ain't easy...just geezy.
shapu, Nov 29 2005

       Get pimped or die trying...
zen_tom, Nov 29 2005

       //seems that these people have done it (130 mph!)// 130 mph in a wheelchair...what could possibly go wrong?
sleeka, Nov 29 2005

       At least you'd already be in an appropriate chair.
bristolz, Nov 29 2005


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