You might remember the guys on the Life OD YouTube channel from building a Honda Civic powered by a bike built for two earlier this summer. They’re back with an updated car that’s now powered by a bright green scooter mounted above the engine bay. It takes two people to operate: one behind the wheel and another riding the bike.
The guys aren’t just taking the car around the block this time. Instead, they tie it up to a trailer and head to the Honda Fest at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut to see what die-hard fans think.
The answer is even better than what manufacturers expect. Most everyone pulls out a phone to record the bizarre scene of a man riding a scooter over a Civic. There are modified Hondas everywhere you look, but these guys are the stars of the show with their Frankenstein machine.
Even when it’s parked, people crowd around the car trying to figure out how this thing works. With the hood gone, they can actually get a good look at how engineering works. The Civic’s transmission is still in place, so the person behind the wheel can shift into reverse and the car is backing up.
The scooter probably doesn’t have much more than a single-digit horsepower figure, so the Civic can’t go much faster than someone briskly walking. It just goes to show that there are more ways to grab attention at a car show than having the most expensive or fastest commute.
These guys went from a bike to a scooter powering that old Civic, and we wonder what’s next. A good thing to see would be getting one of Honda’s modern retro-inspired motorcycles like the Monkey Where Super wolf cub and use it to power the Civic.