It was just a few years into living that we gained knowledge of modifying electric cars for more power and increased velocity. Digging through the Clunkbucket Collection, we found an original Aurora Thunderjet car that was hopped up as a father-son project to beat the guy in the other lane. From what little we can remember, this procedure involved hand wrapping more copper windings on the electric motor armature, and soldering a few wire bonds in between the pickup shoes and motor brush plates. The passage of time and later assaults by the GI-Joe with lifelike hair and Six-Million Dollar Man combined armies were not kind to many of the original Thunderjet cars in the Clunkbucket Collection. Somehow a few survived, along with the memories and chronicle of performance modifications. Looking at this HO scale electric car more than 40 years after it was modified has got us thinking that genuine electric automobiles that haul around expensive heavy batteries and then have to stop for recharging are fraught with inherent problems. We have a solution. Now is the time to turn shovels on the Joe Biden Atomic System of Interstate Electric Roadways.
This heavily modified Aurora Thunderjet Ford XL500 was probably made in the late sixties, and is on permanent display in the Clunkbucket Collection of fine automobiles.