Toys of the Eighties, Whiz Wheel
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You sat in between two huge wheels and on the inside of both was a crank that enabled you to control the direction of each wheel independently of the other. You could spin in a 360 degree circle as fast your arms would let you and be completely dizzy. Or you could just go forward and backwards; and turn corners better than anything!!
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Rick - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a 'Whiz Wheel' (we knew it as a Crazy Car)when I was a kid growing up in Michigan, and I absolutely LOVED it! I wore holes in the wheels from using it so much! I wish they still made them because they do not require the balance that is necessary for riding a bike, but they are great exercise. Because they don't require the balance skills of a bike, younger kids can ride them and learn about making turns, while enjoying the freedom of mobility afforded by such toys! I am sure that my kids (ages 1 1/2 and 3) would love them too!
KB - June 27, 2007 - Report this comment
You can still buy Krazy Kars! Try Back To Basics Toys on the web. I LOVED LOVED LOVED my Whiz Wheel when I was growing up. :-)
Jessica - July 16, 2007 - Report this comment
My aunt had a Whiz Wheel when I was growing up. My brother and I had two cousins who were very close to us in age. We would drag the Whiz Wheel to the top of my aunt's very steep and sharply curved driveway. My oldest cousin Jamey would stand on the back to "steer" (since the flesh would get ripped off our hands if we tried to grab the handles on the wheels) and we would fly down the driveway at an incredible rate of speed. Jamey would jump off moments before the Whiz Wheel came to a screeching halt when it hit the bricks at the bottom of the driveway and whoever was in the driver's seat at the time went flying into the bushes. We spent hours a day riding that death trap every summer. My best childhood memories are of us cousins lying half-dead at the bottom of my aunt's driveway after an amazing ride on the beloved Whiz Wheel.
Mikey - October 11, 2007 - Report this comment
My best friend and his brother had two of them and we loved them. We couldn't think of what they were called, but remember having tons of fun on them back in the days on Iowa Street in H-town! Davey, thanks for the memories home slice!
Joanne - October 27, 2007 - Report this comment
I have never forgotten my Whiz Wheel. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I would drive my Kermit the Frog all around the neighborhood. I was just telling my husband about it the other day...wishing they still sold them. You could turn this baby on a dime and fly down the street. I loved the little compartments to hold different toys. I even remember eating lunch sitting in my Whiz Wheel. I cried when my dad cleaned out the basement and he sent it off to become recycled plastic. :( My Big Wheel was great but nothing compared to my beloved "Whiz Wheel".
B - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my Whiz Wheel! I am handicapped and could not ride a bike as a kid, but I rode my Whiz Wheel everywhere! I want one for adults now...
Rick L. - December 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my Whiz Wheel !! And you are right, we need one for adults. Unfortunately, as big as I've gotten, Mine will need to be made of steel !!! and it would weigh 1500 lbs....
Cherish R. - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I cant believe that I found this website. My brothers and I couldnt remember the name of this thing. We got one when we lived in Florida and I remember all the neighbor kids would come over and play with this for hours. It was our most beloved toy. Then when we lived in Chicago we had a driveway that slanted down toward the house. Well someone forgot to put the Whiz Wheel away and we had gotten in the car to go somewhere. When my Mom backed up and we heard this horrible crunch we knew immediatly what it was. We all jumped out of the car and stood there and cried like babies, me, my two older brothers and my MOm was even crying. That was a very sad day. I would love to find something cool like that for my kids!!
RICHARD S. - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Just the picture of the crazy car brings back a whole lot of good times.I remember we use to have races up and down the street all my cousins had one I wish we could turn back time just for a little bit just to get one more race in before the sun went down.Thanks for the memories.
A - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh, boy! I loved my Whiz Wheel! Because I'm disabled I couldn't ride a bike. I bet this was better than a bike, though. I used to go so fast that I couldn't see my arms, anymore. Wheeeeeeee!!!!
C.C. - June 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Whiz Wheel! What a great childhood toy! I was the only one in my Chicago area that had one. With over 2 dozen kids on my block it got alot of attention. They'd line up to take a turn. I owned that pavement in my red Whiz Wheel whipping around the corner of the block and spinning in circles over and over again. ;)
nikki - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I have been trying to remember the name of that toy for years. The Whiz Wheel and the Inch worm were my favorite riding toys. My sister and I each had one and they were so much fun.
JC - July 01, 2008 - Report this comment
Favorite toy as a kid. My Sister just bought the Krazy Kar for my daughter's birthday -- such memories!
patrick - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
my brother and i each had one,the other kids had green machines and we had whiz wheels, everybody wanted to ride in them they were a blast!
JR - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
They were awesome! I has taken me a while on Google but I have finally found the name. Way before any video ever invented and twice as much fun. Growing up on a farm with a few neighbor kids, we defineately owned the driveway. Wish they would make an adult size!
Victoria S. - December 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I am so glad somebody remembers what that toy was called, does anyone know what manufacturer made it? My sis and bro both got bikes one year and I got this because my mom thought it was bike-like enough to pass....I am disabled and because of that I couldn't ride real bikes....but I never felt left out-thanks mom!
SELENA - January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
This one of the best toys they ever made!I now have a niece it's more than twenty years later and i wish she could have one too!
Autumn - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been trying for years to figure out what this thing was called and sadly, I just found it and it kind of made my night. I loved this toy. My grandmother had it and it is probably still in her basement somewhere. I might have to dig it out.
Lulu - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I want to cry!!! I am sooo excited I found it finally! I remember when my dad bought us 5 kids one. We went to some big warehouse place and I remember the guy getting it down for my dad and how excited I was feeling. We also used to fight to get on it. We had to be creative and think of ways to distract each other so we could just ride it. :) I was so bad that one time I put my brother and sister once on the roof with a ladder and gave them soda and chips and told them how cool it will be for us to see the stars at night while my mom was in the other room watching her nightly soaps and so I climbed down the ladder and told my brother and sister I'm coming back with more soda and chips or something and so I secretly took the ladder away and snuck off to ride it around the block mean now to think of it and crazy of me!! I remember riding around the block many times like the cool kid (even though we were broke as ever). It made us popular just having it. I can remember the wind blowing in my hair going downhill and around the block in it during the summer time. Good times, good times!!
Rachael - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandfather bought me one of these. I loved it so much. I actually found it yesterday in my dad's back shed. The seat has broken and has been replaced with a block of wood and all the foam "bumper pads" are gone, but it still works - and I can still use it!!! My nearly 6' brother even managed it! My nearly 4 year old daughter thinks its great - looks like it gets another lease of life!!!
Charlie - May 16, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!!! I have been trying to rember the name of this contraption. I recall the streets of the Neighborhood got paved and the Kids down the street got one. I would wake up early on Saturday morning and skip cartoons to go Jack their Whiz Wheel. They would come out in the noon and chase me down the street to get it back..LOL I have a daughter and when she was small I looked everywhere for one luck what so ever. That was the BEST TOY EVER!!!
drbutters - December 24, 2009 - Report this comment
me and my girlfriend do a dance called the whiz wheel-it mimics the arm motions needed to propel the vehicle. hilarious, trust me.
TBPATT - July 27, 2010 - Report this comment
We had a daughter in the '70's who had a brittle bone problem. She was a wheel-chair patient and she learned to operate a whiz wheel at Shriners Hospital in Chicago. She had such fun on it, that we went and got her one and she rode that thing until the wheels wore out. It was so neat to see her out of her wheel chair.
Ryan - December 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one of these in the 80's. Loved it!
Ronica - April 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe I finally found this toy ,I've always wandered bout it my dad bought it for me and my brother and sister back in the 80s we luved it so much ......I wish my kids could enjoy the fun we used to have back in the days with those fun out door toys !!
Jill - May 02, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG! My niece and I have been trying to remember the name of this for some time!! We loooooved this thing! Everyone on my Grandma's block rode this...I think the wheels got holes in them from all the use lol. If memory serves, my Grandpa got us the Whiz Wheel at a garage sale. I swear all us kids used to fight over it. Best. Toy. EVER.
samantha - November 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I had one and still have a picture in it. I loved this toy and remember it more than any others I had except the Tonka winnebago I had, but this is a fun toy with a workout I used to take mine downhills for a challenge I never wanted to get off of it.
Cathy - December 14, 2013 - Report this comment
My brother got one of these for Christmas one year in the 70's and the poor thing I don't think he ever got to ride it. I took it over! LOVED IT! I am glad to see that I am not the only one who would like an adult sized one now, lol! Who would need a gym or do anything else for exercise if we could play outside like we did back then? I also loved the hippity hop. You can get those in adult sizes. LOL!

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