Posted on Friday May 6, 2011
Introducing the Little Deuce Scoot
Friendly Wheels, Issue 8
By: Fran Hetzner
“It’s the Little Deuce Coupe … you don’t know what I got.” We all recognize those magical lyrics from the Beach Boys hit of ’63. At least those of us now considered baby boomers do … as we sang along with gusto while listening to our transistor radios. But, I digress.
Forty years after its inception, the Amigo is cooler than ever! We’re talking about the Little Deuce Scoot (LDS); an Amigo-powered “hot rod” mobility power operated vehicle/scooter. Designed by two baby boomers, Tom Khur and Joe Gaydos both from Michigan, the idea behind the LDS was to move to assistive mobility when the time came, but to do so in outrageous style while having fun.
Both Tom and Joe, with backgrounds in mechanics and building hot rods, brainstormed this mobility aid as a “cool ride” for the aging population. With elements of a true hot rod, the base of the LDS is a new Amigo MC power operated vehicle. Tom is quick to point out that the LDS can be totally customized and personalized, making it more fun for its owner. A customized LDS will be in the price range of $3,200 to $5,000.
Its specifications include:
- Custom hand-laid fiberglass 1932 roadster body
- Body colors: satin black, yellow, red, baby blue (custom paint requests can be worked out such as flame at right)
- Aluminum diamond-plate floor
- Color accented seat cushions
- Hot rod custom steering wheel
- Hand controls adapted to steering wheel
- Different shift knobs can be used (dice, eight-ball, rat fink)
To see all of the specs, click here.
George has been driving the prototype POV/scooter and has experienced positive reactions from those around him. He even introduced it to Amigo associates with the familiar lyrics of the Beach Boys playing in the background.
“People don’t look at me like I’m an old guy who can’t walk,” George said. “They give me thumbs-up when I scoot around places.”
If you would like to find out more information on the Little Deuce Scoot or wish to place an advance order, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, feel free to call Tom – (313) 563-3455 or Joe (734) 218-3140.
Visit www.littlehotrodshop.com for an introduction to the ride of your life!
Aging and mobility issues are inevitable. Now you are able to add an element of fun and stay “cool” with the Little Deuce Scoot. You won’t know what it’s like … until you try it.
Editor’s note (May 2011): The Web site for the Little Deuce Scoot is not currently active. We are researching the cause for this and will post the new Web site address.
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