These cars collected by the inventor of the bouncy castle are now for sale
|driving.ca 17 Oct 2020 at 03:00|
When you’re a kid, there was basically no more exciting prospect than that of going into a bouncy castle. The thought of having a giant inflatable house where you could jump around all you want is pure ecstasy for children, especially when you’ve been told your whole life not to jump on the bed.
As we get older however, the bouncy castle gets much smaller, and eventually there’s no room for a full-sized adult to jump around.
However, there is a replacement for the bouncy castle experience: driving a car.
The inventor of the bouncy castle or “Moon Walk,” Bob Regehr, made a similar sort of transition from inflatable chateau to vroom-vroom fun. After engineering the first air-filled funhouse in 1968, Regehr came into quite a fortune, which he’d use to amass a collection of over 226 cars, mostly purchased from customers that pulled up to the gas station he also owned.
Regehr, who passed away in 2019, built his collection not out of high-dollar or exotic vehicles, but rather the kind of cars that can be enjoyed by just about anybody — just like his invention.
Regehr clearly had a thing for hot rods, as there were more than a few ’32 Fords in his collection. Corvettes are also well-represented, as well as a few desirable muscle cars; there’s even a few trucks and motorcycles thrown in, as well.
In total, over 140 vehicles from Regehr’s estate will be put up for sale by VanDerBrink Auctions on October 23.