A V8 pushchair

A V8 pushchair

Following on from my comments yesterday about protective mothers’ dislike of the sound of a 6-litre LS2, I thought I should find out whether there are people into modifying their pushchairs / prams / strollers. So I found the image at the bottom of this post (from http://www.baddadradio.com/2007/07/21/stroller-mods/): An AT-AT from Star Wars. It looks like Jabba the Hutt is riding in it. (Ouch! Never criticise a baby!)

I’m totally surprised that we don’t have a thriving ‘pimp my pushchair’ scene. When I was a kid all you got was a canvas chair on an aluminium frame with tiny wheels. Hardly bling. Now there are ergonomically created off-road pushchairs with tractor-sized wheels and all the rugged image to go with it.

A quick search on the web brought up a large number of listings for powered pushchairs, particularly in the US where there’s a market for everything (particularly if it reduces the amount of actual effort required to do a job.) 60% obesity rate…I wonder why.

Following on from my comments yesterday about protective mothers’ dislike of the sound of a 6-litre LS2, I thought I should find out whether there are people into modifying their pushchairs / prams / strollers. So I found the image at the bottom of this post (from http://www.baddadradio.com/2007/07/21/stroller-mods/): An AT-AT from Star Wars. It looks like Jabba the Hutt is riding in it. (Ouch! Never criticise a baby!)

I’m totally surprised that we don’t have a thriving ‘pimp my pushchair’ scene. When I was a kid all you got was a canvas chair on an aluminium frame with tiny wheels. Hardly bling. Now there are ergonomically created off-road pushchairs with tractor-sized wheels and all the rugged image to go with it.

A quick search on the web brought up a large number of listings for powered pushchairs, particularly in the US where there’s a market for everything (particularly if it reduces the amount of actual effort required to do a job.) 60% obesity rate…I wonder why.

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