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Sunday, August 9, 2020

A Cushman unique scooter as a tribute to Chevy's achievement of the 1950s

What makes people respected? Might be the reason are seniority, big names, fame, and so on. This also applies to the automotive industry, where one company pays homage to other companies that are considered to have a long history and/or made a very large contribution to the world's automotive.
1957 Cushman Chevy Tribute is sat on display at the Miami Auto Museum. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3idoFNV)
As we all knew, Chevrolet, one of the famous brands in the automotive world (under the auspices of the American automotive giant company, General Motor) which can be said to have an important role and long history in the development of the world's automotive industry until today. It is countless how many models were born from this American brand.
1957 Cushman Chevy Tribute probably uses the same as the Cushman Road King model which is a 720cc, 2-stroke engine which is coupled to an automatic transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3idoFNV)
Did you know if in the 1950s Chevrolet ever received a homage in a form of a unique-shaped scooter? Then who's pay homage to the Chevrolet? It was its compatriot company named the Cushman Motor Works. Who's that? Actually, the Lincoln-based company wasn't a new name in the world's automotive especially in America.
1957 Cushman Chevy Tribute is painted in a white-red color with chrome-accents also has a steering wheel with two pedals (throttle and brake). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3idoFNV)
The company who founded at the beginning of the twentieth-century has many experiences and also considered as one of the world's scooter pioneers through its Cushman Airborne Scooter Model 53. Well, as you know that these US military scooters can be said as one of the references for Corradino D'Ascanio when made his historical scooter designs for Innocenti and Piaggio at the end of 1940s.

Back to the homage scooter for Chevrolet which was made in 1957 (although there are no references specifically mentioning it was made by Cushman Motor Works). Instead, this unique scooter was built in such a way as to resemble a Chevrolet iconic car of the 1950s and was given the name Cushman Chevy Tribute.
1957 Cushman Chevy Tribute's front section featured single-hooded boxy headlight. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3idoFNV)
But unfortunately, not many articles provide references for it. And if you look at the results of searches on the internet with the keyword of 'Cushman Chevy Tribute,' the only thing that is often found is just the pictures without any information about this scooter.

When we see from the appearance, broadly speaking, the shape is very similar to the iconic Chevrolet cars of the 1950s. But unknown based on which Cushman scooter models it was built (due to there's none information about it). In our opinion and based on observations from the pictures of the Cushman model scooters available at the time, it seems that this unique scooter was built from the Cushman Road King scooter models.
1957 Cushman Chevy Tribute's rear side attached the Chevy's typical chromed-tail fins completed with the two rear lights and bumper. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3idoFNV)
Uniquely, the Cushman single-seater scooter is painted in a white-red color with chrome-accents also has a steering wheel with two pedals (throttle and brake). Of the front, it has single-hooded boxy headlight, and while, at the rear, the scooter appeared more strikingly similar to the 1950s Chevy car where you can be seeing the Chevy's typical chromed-tail fins completed with the two rear lights and bumper.

While the engine is estimated to be the same as the Cushman Road King model which is a 720cc, 2-stroke engine which is coupled to an automatic transmission system. Today, you can be owned this unique scooter, due it was enlisted to sell by the Miami Auto Museum at the price of $29,995 (or approx of Rp.438 millions). Are You interested to have it?
This is another similar-themed bike made by Lupo Racing called HD Bel Air portrayed side by side with its inspiration source, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/33rI9uj)
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. Wanna see another motorcycle resembled with Chevy Bel Air by Lupo Racing?
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 | THEMIAMIAUTOMUSEUM.COM | WEIRDWHEELS]
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