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Hitch’s Pedal Car Memories

Hitch's Pedal Car Memories

Pedal cars have come a long way since I had one as a child…

Back then, a rusty metal model was my pride and joy. It was red in colour with a few stripes added, freehand and in crayon, to make it go faster.

Actually it was about as sophisticated as a foot powered Flintstonesmobile!

Never the less I loved it and played in it all the time!

These days there are up-market pedal cars aplenty for kids to nag their parents about – we all know the power of nag-power – and of course it allows car manufacturers to start attracting potential buyers to the brand early on.

They are elaborate and alluring, but I wonder whether they are any more enjoyable for children of today to play with than my humble little model was, all those years ago.

Hitch's Pedal Car Memories
This stunning pedal car is on display at Audi HQ.

I would love to hear about your pedal car stories in the comments section below, or send us an email feedback@behindthewheel.com.au.

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About Peter Hitchener 64 Articles
Peter is a recent addition to the team, coming on as a writer and co-host of the podcast in the past year. Peter is a familiar face to Victorians as anchor of Nine News in Melbourne for 17 years. Before that, he had a history in radio as a broadcaster at 3AW, 3AK, 4BH and the ABC. Learning to drive on the farm as a kid, Peter was always drawn in by the look and design of cars. A passionate enthusiast, he loves anything with four wheels and a motor and has owned and driven countless vehicles in his lifetime.

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