A triumph of ingenuity, this fantastic footbike pays tribute to that Big Daddy of American ingenuity, Ed “Big Daddy Roth,” SoCal’s iconic kustom-kar creator. Builder FatBoy began it as a tandem, but things got a little wild. Curiously, scooters are embraced by the hot-rod community and used (when they’re not on display) at car shows and as pit-bikes at drag races. These guys “get it.”
Here’s a pic of Ed Roth’s hot-rod icon Rat Fink, ready for a ride, showing off a beautiful toolkit and a simple but structurally sound rear rack.
The workmanship and some details remind me of Jim Gallant’s beautiful homemades. A tip of the helmet to KOTA.