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Za-Zooom
by Marx
Za-Zooom


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This memory was added on: March 10, 2007

I had something like this back in the 70's. I used to pretend I was like Ponch and Jon from Chips.


Neuf
1971


This memory was added on: November 9, 2006

OK...Now I have it straight. For all of these years I thought that I had a VaRooom, but what I really had was a Za-Zooom! I had wanted the Mattel's VaRoom for Christmas in 1965-it had the neat control that fit on the handle bars. What I got was the Marx's Za-Zoom. I'm sure that I knew the difference at the time. When I saw the picture, here, I knew that's what I had! I had to search online to find what Mattel's version looked like. I usually didn't use toys for their real use for very long - I was much more interested in taking them apart to see how they worked! I know that I did that with my Za-Zooom!


Kevin
1960


This memory was added on: May 10, 2006

Okay, I'm another guy who had the Va-Room, not Za-Zoom. It was the Va-Room II. Oh my gosh, Christmas 1972 - I was 7 years old, and it was the coolest toy imaginable. My parents actually let me take my new Va-Room II on the 3 hour drive to grandma's house. I don't remember whether it stayed turned off the entire time or not, though!

1965




jimmmy bob


This memory was added on: March 19, 2005

Okay, I'm another guy who had the Va-Room, not Za-Zoom. It was the Va-Room II. Oh my gosh, Christmas 1972 - I was 7 years old, and it was the coolest toy imaginable. My parents actually let me take my new Va-Room II on the 3 hour drive to grandma's house. I don't remember whether it stayed turned off the entire time or not, though!



1965


This memory was added on: March 8, 2005

I no im a girl but I had a za-zoom and a rrrrow power, I think my dad wanted a boy and got stuck with me, I still have the rrrow power and the za-zoom on my first 2 wheeler its at my mothers house but I still have it and they both still work like new, I was just the coolest kid on the block, or at least I thought.


Beverly
1960


This memory was added on: September 10, 2004

My brother had a Varoom, I was a pretty cool thing to us. It was in the later 60's sometime. In fact I am in the process of restoing his old bike it was on right now. Anyone know where I can find one?


Bruce J
1960


This memory was added on: August 30, 2004

Even girls could have a Va-room Motor. The one I had even used a real key. In later years, my dad hooked it up under the hood of his 1967 El Camino and had great fun killing the engine, then coasting in with my Va-room motor roaring!!!


Jayna
1954


This memory was added on: July 14, 2004

LOL My older brother had the VaRooom on his bike. I was scared to ride it because I thought it would go too fast! What a puss! I had the roaring tiger head thing on my bike instead.

PS I've owned 5 Harleys over the past 20 years!


MT
1960


This memory was added on: July 6, 2004

I wanted a Varroom engine but got this one instead, I think. Must have been around 1962 or '64. Varroom was lever actuated and this one had a sort of pathetic battery operated sound.


michael edelman
1954


This memory was added on: January 21, 2004

i had one of these when i was real little--except i think i had the Va-room.

i was too little to ride a bike (didn't even own one) but i liked machinery and robots so my parents bought me one. i just played with it in the house and stuck it in the toybox when i was done.

later on i got the "visible v-8 engine" model kit, but i busted it up to use the parts to make a big custom spaceship model for a super8 film i was making...


jimmy hapgood
1961


This memory was added on: May 24, 2003

This appears similar to a toy called "VaRooom" that was installed onto the frame of our Spyder bikes during the late 60's/early 70s. I think the "VaRooom" version was shaped like a lion's or tiger's head. It was battery-operated & was supposed to make a noise similar to a small motorcycle. It was far more economical to just use a few playing cards in your spokes.


Ed
1961