1938 Lusse Auto Skooter Bumper Car

This 1938 Lusse Auto Skooter has brought countless smiles to children and adults. Starting life in amusement parks and carnivals these cars allowed you to bump into friends family and strangers all while having a great time. Over the years these fun little cars have become more and more collectable. Now there are thousands of cars being brought back to life. As each one is either restored or customized they are again bringing smiles to people of all walks of life. This Auto Skooter has been built to walk a very wild line.This Auto Skooter was brought to Bonnell’s Rod Shop already riding on it’s aggressive four wheel drive chassis.  The body was in decent shape considering a life of ramming into things. The trim and trinkets found on the body were all intact except one. The Rod Shop had Ex-one of Pittsburgh, PA 3-D print a new headlamp bezel. With all of the pieces needed to bring the Auto Skooter back to life. The team set to work massaging the body back to shape. Custom front and rear bumpers were fabricated to give it a more aggressive look. Implementing modern LED lighting as well as a Rigid Industries off road light you can be seen clearly at night as well as see anything your about to run over. When it came time for paint a normal single color would not do. Bonnell’s Rod Shop teamed up with Lucky Strike Designs to come up with an eye popping array of PPG candies, flakes, and graphics. Once the graphics were complete the bumper car was wet sanded and prepped for Lucky Strike to lay some amazing stripes to accent all the cool designs. The interior was done primarily in house. The Rod Shop crew created brass dash and steering wheel treatments.  The Upholstery Barn in North East, Pa stitched together a classic styled seat. Assembled in time for the 2015  Sema Show in Las Vegas the Auto Skooter is turning heads everywhere it goes.34391733