DIY: Build A Retro Kid's Bike Chariot
By James Grahame
I dreamed of owning a Roman chariot as a kid. All I needed to bring my dream to reality was a pair of ponies and a few hours in my grandfather's workshop. Alas, the ponies never materialized and my grandfather wisely suggested that I learn to use a saw and hammer before tackling any big projects.
Little did I know that there are more practical ways to build chariots that don't involve ponies or lumber. Here's a peek at a build-it-yourself tricycle trailer from the December 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics. Note the distinct lack of helmets, tethers, seat belts, air bags and padding. Ahh, the good old days.
Have Fun With This Chariot-Type Tricycle Trailer [Modern Mechanix]