A very fun game found widespread at amusement parks or annual harvest fairs. Bumper cars have been around for over seventy years. The classic model we have in mind when we think about these vehicles originated as the Lusse Auto-Skooter.
The Auto-Skooter was an outgrowth of the Dodgem, a rear-steering monstrosity invented seven years earlier by Max and Harold Stoehrer of Methuen, Massachusetts.
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A full-page ad in Billboard called it "the repeater of all repeating rides... the Rolls-Royce of amusement devices. It brings them and it holds them." People liked smacking into one another, and for several years Stoehrer and Pratt sold every one they could make.

- Seth Gussow
excerpt from Automobile Magazine, Nov 1997

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