Pointing out that despite continuing high unemployment and tight money, Americans continue to spend big for leisure-time equipment, this article continues with a description of the latest available recreational equipment. For fun around the neighborhood, there is the new roller skate with wear-resistant plastic wheels, and Velcro fasteners. There are now 15-speed bicycles featuring innovative drive mechanisms and high-strength composite materials. Today's mopeds and motorcycles are more powerful but lighter-weight designs that adhere to stringent safety rules. For the rugged outdoorsman, the mobility offered by four-wheel drive vehicles is opening up much more of the wilderness to exploration. Finally, compact versions of muscle cars and convertibles are back on the road, along with an innovative minivan. Electronics plays an important role in these vehicles, especially with engine management and stereo options.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Publication Date: 1984-5-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 50-58
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 56
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 170
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM