There was another rideable machine in the vicinity however. A couple of weeks ago, a few of the guys ventured down to Humboldt, Iowa for an auction/swap meet. "Vintage scooters and sycles from 1979 and older....." was the press release that I saw.
Tom was one of the guys that came home with more than he left with that weekend and today we all hustled outside before he left to take a look. There's a photo of one of these in my Scooters book but I'd never seen one before. This one's been modified, the tub (it is a sidecar rig after all) has been replaced with what looks to me to be a coaster wagon tray. Tom's located an actual original sidecar and will make this rig original soon.
There's an old ad online from the July 1963 Playboy that says, "Skat-Kitty the most compact scooter....weighs only 65 lbs......cast aluminum frame.....36" long 32" high........2 cycle 2 1/2 hp......over 100 m.p.g........$149.95 F.O.B. Dayton, OH......Projects Unlimited, Inc......Dept. P-BOY
Note the fold down handlebars........
I can just imagine a little 4 year old.....little leather jacket.....little cycle boots.......maybe a cigarette dangling..........out to pick up chicks.
Of course it wouldn't be our little 4 year old, but someone's.