I Would Have Loved The V-RROOM Hot-Rodder Engine On My Bike

Released by Mattel in the early 1960s, the V-RROOM Hot-Rodder engine was attached to your bike or Tricycle and by using the handlebar throttle control you could adjust how loud the battery powered engine could get.

I had a pretty rugged little mountain bike in my youth that I would pretend was one of the bikes from the cult classic Megaforce, if I had somehow been able to attach A V-RROOM engine to it that would have only made it better.

[Via] XmasFlicks


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2 thoughts on “I Would Have Loved The V-RROOM Hot-Rodder Engine On My Bike

  1. Max Power says:

    A kid in my neighborhood had something like this in the early 80s.
    It had the “engine” noisemaker and a compartment on the top tube that looked like a gas tank.
    Man, I wanted one of those bikes

  2. I had a similar device, but it was friction motor based & didn’t need batteries. You put it on in place of a handgrip & when you spun the handle like the throttle on a motorcycle it made a fake revving sound.

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