Monday, February 4, 2008

Welcome to the future: Segway takes first place at San Francisco Rod and Custom show.

Somewhere up there Big Daddy Roth is smiling..

"There were 2,000 vehicles on display, and we were right in there next to the cool custom cars and choppers,” said Segway of Oakland partner, Steve Steinberg. “For my entry, ‘Fancy Pants,’ I took an original i67 (one of the first Segway models) and customized it with all-terrain tires and rims, polished-aluminum fenders, bent-tubing crash guards, and a diamond-plated trailer with alloy rims. You could see the vehicles parked behind us in the polish of the fenders. It really sparkled.”

Judges awarded Steinberg and his creation a first-place plaque in the specialty class, while noting the stir it caused for its striking, one-of-a-kind look. The self-balancing Segway is already one of the most famous personal electric vehicles in the world, and gaining ground as a viable alternative to internal-combustion engines for shorter commutes."

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