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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Yellow "Ugly Bug"

Picture the scene; mid 1970s, small town Ireland, little girl, curly hair in pigtails, shirt with big collars ........ you get the idea. When I was little I used to have this really, really cool bicycle/pedal car thing. It was a yellow, four-wheeled, with two bug-eyed lights on the front and had a bar to steer it.

Now try as I might I cannot find anything about such a thing anywhere on the internet. Incredible - is my memory playing tricks on me, am I heading for premature dementia or did such a thing really exist. As far as I can recall it was made by Raleigh.

Does anybody else remember something similiar? I would love to find a photo of one to post here - they were just so cool.

Answers on a postcard please. (If I receive no answers I'm heading for a check-up to ensure demetia is not setting in!)


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4 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Yes, you could give some guy your card. It is very easy to do after 5 glasses of wine. And as this is my first use of this tactic, I have learned from my male friends that it leaves quite an impression.

Curly K said...

I really don't think I could but then I never say never Jacqueline.

Anonymous said...

This may be too late to reassure you but I had exactly the same pedal car - yellow with eyes for head lights and it was called the ugly bug. And yours is the only reference I have found to it. Unfortunately I don't have any pics either!

Anonymous said...

Look here: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-raleigh-bug-bike-1960s-1970s-163748765

I used to have one when I was about 5. I'm still an ugly bugger.