Original bike and skateboard hybrid

Wham-O Wheelie Bar

I forgot to mark where I found this, so my apologies to the person who originally scanned this, but it wasn’t this site. This is not quite as wacky as the more recent bike and skateboard hybrids, but it does appear to be the first one. It’s the Wham-O Wheelie Bar. If they made one of these now, they have to call it the “Wham-O Manual Bar!” See the full ad and watch an old TV commercial after the jump.

The Wham-O Wheelie Bar

Yep. It looks like a skateboard truck attached to a piece of bent metal. Click to (slightly) enlarge.

The Wham-O Wheelie Bar

Here’s a TV commercial for the Wham-O Wheelie Bar from the archives of… you guessed it, Scott Starr.


  1. nweyesk8 on June 25, 2008 - Reply

    now if we could only get ghengis-skate to ‘invent’ this idea…..

  2. that’s hilarious, i can’t believe this.

  3. Our childhood was so much cooler than yours.

  4. Livmo on June 25, 2008 - Reply

    The best part was the “surfer kids” riding barefoot.
    Did you get the pics I sent yesterday?

  5. Just did, and responded, thanks.Will get those up in a day or so.

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