Retro Pedal Cars Return to Set New Trend

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The return of steel pedal cars gets kids outside and moving. They are available now, along with other retro collectables, at

Replica steel pedal cars are back and available at Parents and grandparents can remember the good old days as the new retail trend brings preschoolers out into the fresh air for some old-fashioned exercise. The toy cars are getting attention from children for their cool appeal, from parents for their ability to pull kids away from the TV, and from retailers for their sales pull.

The fifties were a simpler time when kids roamed freely, climbed trees and the lucky ones jumped in their shiny pedal cars and proudly raced through their neighborhoods. With no televisions or video games to interrupt, afternoons belonged to the instinctive exercise of children’s play. Let help bring those times back.

Pedal cars, or juvenile automobiles as they were first introduced in the early 1900s, were originally the toys of the affluent. But after the Depression, industrial designers like Viktor Schreckengost and Brooke Stevens allowed manufacturers to bring pedal cars to the masses. They soon gained widespread appeal and pedal cars were gracing retail catalogues and family driveways all across America. But in the mid 1970s the lower price of plastic cars drove the steel pedal cars out of the toy market.

The resurgence of pedal cars has sparked a new toy craze and they are appearing in stores and neighborhoods alike. Unlike the plastic power cars, these old-fashioned toys are building kids’ muscles while they proudly strut their stuff in their very own classic car.

Perhaps the most obvious proof of this new trend is the number of online stores like that are dedicated to pedal car sales. Because pedal cars are still difficult to find in traditional toy stores, the Internet is the perfect place to choose the ideal pedal car for a child. With a large selection and affordable pricing, finding a child the toy of a lifetime is just a few clicks away. has experienced staff available to help customers choose the pedal car or pedal plane that is perfect for the child in their life.

About Pedal Cars and Retro Collectables (

Pedal Cars and Retro Collectables is an online specialty shop offering quality steel pedal cars and pedal planes. As well as ride on toys for children, the site includes a complete line of Crosley record players, 1930s style Coca Cola machines and other retro collectables.


Susan Carraretto, Director of Public Relations

Pedal Cars and Retro Collectables

477 Peace Portal Dr. Ste 107-222

Blaine, WA 98230


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