Roman Felix of Visalia, California, has been collecting pedal cars since 1999. When he stumbled into this 1959 pedal airplane at a local antique shop he had to have it. “I figured it would be nice to keep around for the day I have grandkids.” Shortly after purchasing the pedal, Roman found out his wife was pregnant with their third child. Once receiving the news, he began working on the stroller. It took Roman over a year to build the pedal plane. “I’m the owner of Premier Paint and Body and my priority is to make the overhead to keep the shop running, so I only get to work on my personal projects during my free time.”

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He used a custom candy violet from House of Kolor with flake and over silver leafing. For the seat he used tan ostrich with black vinyl and had his company’s logo stitched to the backrest. All the chrome pieces were removed and sent out to Lugo’s Engraving in Hanford, California, before Mike with New Age Chrome in Fresno, California, dipped them in chrome. Roman would like to thank his wife and kids for all their support

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