As a member of Elite Car Club in Hawaii, David Domingo found himself in a predicament. David wanted to build a pedal car for his first son, but unfortunately his busy work schedule kept him on the road and unable to do so.
Opportunity soon came for David while he attended the 2012 Lowrider Magazine Super Show in Las Vegas, as a conversation would soon provide the solution to his problem. David spoke with Greg DeAlba about hiring him do some work on his Cadillac when the subject of the pedal car came up. “The idea for the pedal car came from Albert DeAlba’s son’s pedal car; he had one that had a similar vibe to what I was looking to build,” David explains. His goal for the pedal car was to make it stand out from the crowd of pedal cars, and he did that by adding some unique features to it; one of those features being the frenched working headlights.
The final result was much greater than anything that David could have expected, and his pedal car is already making noise on the show circuit. In fact, he will be leaving the pedal car in the continental United States for a while in order for it to be able to attend a few shows. Once the pedal car is shown at the Lowrider Magazine Super Show in Las Vegas, he will be taking it back to Hawaii for good.
David would like to thank the DeAlbas for making the build possible—especially Greg. He would also like to thanks Albert from Cal Blast, Hernan from Engrave It Inc., and Meda’s Custom Upholstery for all their work.
Owner: Diego Domingo
City/State: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Club: Elite Hawaii Chapter
Body/Paint: Greg DeAlba, from Mario’s Auto Works, in Montclair, CA, transformed the pedal car into a stroller, molded the rear deck, shaved the hood ornament, frenched the working headlights, installed custom taillights, and installed a tube grille, french antenna, and a handmade push handle. DeAlba then painted it with metalflake oriental blue and added multiple other colors for the patterns. Mike Lamberson, of Draggin’ Lines, in Riverside, CA, ‘striped it.
Interior: Ruben and Lupio, of Meda’s Custom Upholstery, in Montclair, CA, used blue suede and gray leather for the interior
Chrome: Hernan D’Aloia, of Engrave It Inc., in Montclair, CA, did the engraving and added chrome and gold.
Wheels: Custom chrome and gold wire wheels with custom whitewalls.