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Friday, November 15, 2019

This is the skinniest scooter in the world

Since it was first introduced shortly after the end of the second world war, the scooter has now become one of the automotive products that are loved by many fans. And there have been many scooters made by manufacturers all over the world.
Paul Gorrell rides on his Crosley sign-turned-scooter in 2011. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
Of the many scooters been created, but not many people know that there's a scooter is claimed to be the world's skinniest one. The scooter was named Crosley sign-turned-scooter. And its name was taken due to it made of four inches of the outer part of either side of 1949 Crosley convertible, welded together and shortened.

As quoted from Hemmings, this unique of a Crosley dealership sign-turned-scooter brought by a fellow Crosley enthusiast to historian and Crosley collector named Paul Gorrell of Burlington, Iowa in 1986. Then naturally he had the idea to turn the sign into a functional and rideable scooter.

Furthermore, Paul Gorell said that the Crosley sign-turned-scooter shapes taken from various vehicle parts consisting of Yamaha, Crosley, and Subaru. To make it more eye-catching, then this unique scooter's body is given the red color.
Front three-quarter of Crosley sign-turned-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
At first glance, the scooter shape is different from any scooter in the world. There is no typical shape of Vespa or Lambretta scooter in it. There's only an unusual form that resembles something like a rideable kids toy. On the scooter, there's a single large headlight in the front, then the car's steering wheel at the top and no leather seats for its rider and passengers.
Rear three-quarter of Crosley sign-turned-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36ZgyA3)
For the engine, this scooter purely relies on the power of a one-cylinder Yamaha engine. Coil springs and shock absorbers serve as the suspension, all mounted to one side so the other side would still look mostly like a sign, complete with Crosley hubcaps on the wheels.

The Crosley sign-turned-scooter was able to ride as far as 50 miles. And while driving on the road, many people pay attention to this thin body scooter. Uniquely, due to its unusual body apparently, besides human, there're many animals were also interested in perched on the Crosley scooter.
"I have never shown anything that makes a person's feet stop walking. There are also two chickens that are perched to the latter, which is why many people like Crosley," said Paul Gorel. And we thought this is one form of the eccentric behavior of automotive enthusiasts in expressing their creative ideas. What do You think?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HEMMINGS]
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