Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cheetah Home Movie Clip from the 1970s!

Who knows? Possibly the only video of this kind...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa44NxhdnaA

...check out the spin-out!

Thanks treywylie!

9 comments:

TLeach said...

So cool to see that others appreciated their "Cheetahs" as much as I did growing up. I'd kill to find one of these for my 3 year-old son now. I've got a photo of my cheetah from my childhood and will send but I need your email address. Could not find it anywhere here on the site. Great blog man, fun to reminisce a bit!

Anonymous said...

So happy to have found this site. I had one in the mid-70s in Chicago suburbs and loved blowing away the big wheels and green machines. Wish I still had it for my now 2-year-old son.

FastCat said...

I had one of this amazing machines and will never forgetit. I will like to give back to this new generations this amazing experiences that we all had when we own the "Cheetah". I will like to study there mechanics for reproduction. If any body has one in good working condition or in a condition to measure for design and will like to sell it, please contact me.

Tricia said...

I had and loved my cheetah! It was the best! I only wish that my parents had kept it (they kept everything else) we had as kids. My son would love it. Has anyone been able to locate one?

Christina P said...

It was the best toy ever! I have brought up in conversation to my husband on how fast it went...he doesn't understand and thinks i'm crazy! Wish I could have an adult version now...LOL!

Anonymous said...

I remember being in Toronto, Canada probably back in 1974-ish and going down the parking ramp at the building on one of these puppies. It was the fall and I was wearing mitts. Of course being the cool kid that I was, I dropped one hand and was steering solo handed, unfortunately I almost ended up hans solo'd....the mitten on the dropped hand went under the rear tire of the Cheetah and I dragged the back of my hand as a brake as I raced down the hill. I can see the scars by the light of my laptop monitor as I type this. Good times, good times.

Neil Sackman said...

Had a Cheetah, the only one in the neighborhood, way fast. I met up An old friend the other day and that was one of the first things he asked about. So it got me thinking about mine so I looked it up and was surprised to find this great site. That was a great ride and would hunt down big wheels no problem. Great page. I love the pic of the brothers looking for big wheels. The ratchet posi rear was the key.

Anonymous said...

My dad worked for Leisure Dynamics in Toronto and we had a couple of these. We were the tester kids for all the new toys! We still have one in the garage....probably the only one left!

Reconstruction. "Built to Last" said...

I was the only kid on the block with one of these in Maryland in 1976, after breaking countless big wheels dad but the bullet and got me the cheetah... A real mover. I used to trade candy and quarters for rides.