What is the origin of the bumper car?

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Update time : 2023-09-06 14:33:56

Bumper cars, also known as dodgem cars, have become a popular attraction at amusement parks and carnivals. The origin of the bumper car can be traced back to the early 1920s when the first iteration of the bumper car was created.


The creator of the first bumper car was Max and Harold Stoehrer, two brothers from Massachusetts who were looking to add a new attraction to their amusement park. The first bumper cars were made of wood and were powered by a single engine. The cars were fitted with rubber bumpers that allowed them to bump into each other without causing any serious damage.

The bumper cars became an instant success and were soon adopted by amusement parks all over the world. The cars were redesigned and improved over the years, with the introduction of electric motors and more durable materials such as steel and fiberglass.


Today, bumper cars are one of the most popular rides at amusement parks and carnivals. They provide a fun and exciting experience for people of all ages and are a great way to let off some steam and have some fun with friends and family.


In conclusion, the bumper car has come a long way since its humble origins in the early 1920s. It has become an iconic part of amusement park culture and continues to entertain people all over the world.

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