In keeping with our summer theme this week, and the recent announcement that Huffy has redesigned the Green Machine, I have to take time and big up one of the greatest advancements in technology! Any boy worth his marbles wanted a Green Machine back in the day! However, it was like the Holy Grail among kids because I can only recall one shorty with one! We all had the regular Big Wheels, with dreams of doing the Green Machine spin out just like they did in the commercials.
Acquiring the Green Machine had as much to do with timing as it did luck. See most of us already had a Big Wheel in our possession before we even dreamed of owning this thing of beauty. So once we bought into the hype and requested one we were probably to damn big for it! It was time to push bikes down the street, big boy toys. We had to say good-bye to childish toys.
So as the years passed my love for the Green Machine never died down. Look at that picture again, isn’t still a work of art? Hell they say adults can push these things, I may just have to pick one up and take it out for a spin.