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18 Jul 2017
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Too Old to Own a Pedal Car?

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Posted By Lynn D.

"Growing old" is a term that many of us associate with dread, as it tends to emphasize misused time and the joy and adventures of a youth long forgotten. At mid-life, it becomes common to reflect upon one's life. Unfortunately, warnings such as "Enjoy your youth while you can," simply aren't taken seriously, and many people find themselves realizing that they grew up too fast, and try to recapture some of the joy and playfulness that was so abundant during childhood. It is not unusual for memories of the pedal car to stand out during this time of recollection.

Some might say that a pedal car - or even an entire pedal car collection - is for children, but don't we all harbor our childhood self somewhere inside of us? The memories we associate with a special toy can be rejuvenated later in life, and why not allow yourself to do so with an actual pedal car? A person who played with a pedal car early on in life is likely to continue the fascination with cars in some form, whether it was in the form of building model cars, attending car shows, or even restoring or building real cars. Cars are not just a form of transportation, but some consider them to be pieces of art, which explains many adults' desire to collect them.

Granted, collecting items like pedal cars is probably not something that many young adults have the time or financial ability to do at a younger age. . As we grow older, we tend to have more disposable income and time on our hands. This is the perfect time to start a pedal car collection! Collecting pedal cars is not only a great way to recall those happy memories, but think of the value that the cars have the potential to build over time. If you maintain your collection well, you might just find that a pedal car can be a handy asset to have should you need to make some quick cash. Just like a stamp or baseball card collection, you can build up a collection of antique pedal cars that could actually be worth money, plus you have the added benefit of reliving the old times through the shopping process.

Even if you aren't into building a collection, consider searching out a pedal car that looks just like the one of your youth. Today, many adults are currently on the hunt for one of these. You might want the original thing, lovingly stored away in someone's garage or attic for several decades before coming up for sale. Or, you might look for a newly-made rendition of your own pedal car. In fact, many of the same molds used to create pedal cars in the 1950s and 1960s are now being used to make modern-day reproductions of the very same pedal toys.

If you have a real interest in pedal cars but can't find an exact match, why not search out your "dream" pedal car? Maybe even the one that you originally wanted as a kid but never had the good fortune to find under the Christmas tree? Even if you plan to start with only the ride-on toy you had as a child, you might soon find yourself with several dozen pedal toys of every imaginable color and style. These nostalgic toys have become a favorite of thousands of adult collectors already. Why not join them?

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