Novel Rowing Car Provides Good Sport (Oct, 1939)
Novel Rowing Car Provides Good Sport
What this country needs is an exercising’ machine that will provide good sport as well as build up muscles and tear down excess avoirdupois. At least that is the belief of the New York manufacturer of the novel whirligig car shown above. Circular in shape, the two-passenger vehicle is provided with oarlike handles connected by gears to the car’s wheels. By rowing, the car can be propelled either forward or backward, and the power required to move it may be varied to make the exercise more or less strenuous. Because the exerciser may spin off a straight course if the two rowers do not pull evenly on their respective oars, the car which is of particularly sturdy construction, is provided with an encircling rubber safety bumper to cushion any minor collisions.