A Retro Giveaway — Pedal Car or Record Player — Take Your Pick

I wasn’t there, but I think I would have loved the Fifties.

Of course I love the conveniences of our present day technologies and the respect and equality women have earned, and I likely wouldn’t trade those for a poodle skirt. But there is something special about the 1950’s… Something simpler… Harmless fun when teenagers rocked around the clock and families listened to their favorite radio shows together.

My mom was there at the right age to taste the best of the times. Born in 1940, she was a teenager in the Fifties and ready to be swept off her feet by Elvis and rock along with American Bandstand on their first television set.

I love to hear her talk about it and I wish I could imagine it better.

The past is always worth remembering — worth preserving and passing on to our children. But I think there’s something extra special about the Fifties that makes it even more worthwhile to celebrate. It was a time of good, clean fun. A time when family values were clear. Sure, there were problems and we may be remembering only the good… but I think that’s okay… We can celebrate the good and pass it on to our kids so that they’ll be able to imagine and dream about a simpler time.

And what better way to let our kids taste the 50’s than to bring the toys of the times to them?

Pink Pedal CarThe ultimate toy for lucky kids in the 50’s was the pedal car. The child-sized cars began to appear at the turn of the century, but were only playthings for the very wealthy.

But, by the 50’s, pedal cars were carried in major stores and many children spent their afternoons pedaling their miniature cars around their neighborhoods.

Sadly, these high quality steel pedal cars were replaced in the 1970’s by plastic ride-on-toys and, until recently, were no longer available.

But thankfully they have returned. Quality steel pedal cars designed to replicate the originals are now here for our children to enjoy.

Our store Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles specializes in these retro pedal cars and we’d like to share the fun with one of your children.

Yes, we’re giving away a pedal car!

If you have a 2 – 4 year old, this will be the gift they remember forever!

You can choose one of these cool jalopy cars — The Pink Princess Pedal Car, The Harry Car or The Harriett Car. Or take the equivalent value of $179 as a gift certificate towards any item in our store.

Crosley Record PlayerAnd if you don’t have any preschoolers, don’t worry… you can still celebrate the 1950’s with us.

Instead of a pedal car, you could choose the popular Suitcase-Style Portable Record Player was introduced in the late 1950’s.

The Crosley CR89 Traveler Stack-O-Matic takes you back in time as you listen to a stack of old records.

Coke Classic Picnic CoolerOr you could choose a Coke Classic Picnic Cooler or take a gift certificate and put it towards one of our most popular retro items — A 1930’s style Coke Machine.

These coke machines are an exact replica of the famous Westinghouse Junior Coke Machine of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Our customers love these refrigerated coke machines… they are perfect for keeping cold drinks handy in the TV room or on the patio.

So you can take your pick… choose a pedal car, a record player, a Coke cooler, or take a gift certificate for $179 and use it towards anything in the store.

If you want to win this retro prize, simply follow these two steps:

  1. Publish a post on your own blog linking back to this giveaway post and also linking to our store Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles. We really do appreciate the links to both this post and to our store… you can also link to any of the individual prize product pages if you like for example the Pink Princess Pedal Car.
  2. Leave a comment on this post.

If you don’t have a blog, we understand you can’t link back, but then please spread the word amongst your friends.

We are sorry to say we must limit shipping to US addresses. So Canadians, if you live close enough to the border to pick your prize or purchase up on the US side, then you can still enter. It’s incredibly simple to set this up. We help Canadians do it every day.

We’ll draw the winner on Friday, November 30th.

Good luck and remember to have fun and celebrate the past!


  1. says

    How cute would my 2 1/2 yr dd be in the Pink Princess Pedal Car??? WOW!! and we have relatives in the U.S.to deliver to…Thanks Ladies you’re just awesome.

  2. Rene says

    I love retro! What a cool giveaway! My little guy would love the Harry car and my big guy would certainly love the coke machine. Pleae enter me in the giveaway! THANKS!

  3. brandy w says

    i love the princess pedal car. my two year old would go nuts. she’s been begging us for a power wheel. money is tight though. i’ve spread the word. please enter me.

  4. says

    Too cute! I’d have problems deciding between the record player (I still have tons of records in the attic) and the pedal car (my son would go crazy)~ but it would be so much fun to choose!
    I’ll go post it on my blog now.

  5. says




    That pedal car is to die for! Sophia would look like a doll in it, and would have a BLAST! Please enter me, and I’ll link on my website!

    Headed to their website now to see what other treasures they have!
    Thanks so much!

  6. Ally P says

    I would LOVE to win one of these for my son …. he be so happy to ride in style :)!! Plus when he is done with it, it will either go to my parents (for the grandkids) or passed around to all of my sisters children (I have 6 sisters) So it would get YEARS of use.
    What a nice prize … thank you for offering such great contests.

  7. Diana says

    The Harry car is awesome– and gender neutral, so now I’ll just have to get my age 2 daughter to share with my age 4 son! I’ll definitely spread the word!

  8. Sara K says

    Oh my goodness my 3 yo would LOVE that yellow (his favorite color!) Harry car! We go to the RE Olds car museum in town regularly – he would just FLIP for this! We had a record player in a suitcase growing up. fun stuff!

  9. says

    This is fantastic! Its almost too cute to play in – almost! Wow, what a wonderful nostalgic toy – thanks for telling us about this great company. I also really enjoy your website.
    Thanks for the contest!


  10. says

    Awesome Awesome Awesome is all I can Say,,, I have posted your link and the site for the wonderful collectable…. Thansk for the chance to win this… either or would be fine with me.. to have a piece of the past is an awesome thing to have….


  11. Jenny M says

    THe Harry Car- how cool- Ive spread the word among my friends. My little boy would love this- anything with wheels is his favorite toy

  12. Lisa M says

    Oh what a wonderful prize
    I have an almost 2yr old who would probably have to be pried out of the harry car at the end of the day.
    Please enter me

  13. Diane says

    Oh, we would love one of those pink pedal cars perfect for our future racer or the coke cooler is awesome too for those summer fun activites.

  14. says

    Enter me please. Also, I linked to the contest on my very own brand new blog and I’m still learning because before I even got this comment submitted there appeared a pingback from my blog. Boy I have got alot of learning to do.


  15. Jennifer C. says

    What a wonderful giveaway and website! I’ll be looking for more great gifts. Congratulations on your new babies – I don’t know how you find the time to keep up with the blog!

  16. says

    OMG….I love all of the prizes. I have about 500 albums that I have been unable to listen to because of not having a turntable anymore. How cool would that be?

  17. Pam Hricenak says

    I had a suitcase record player in the early 60’s. Oh, how I would cherish winning one today. I think my parents even have a photo of me with mine!

  18. says

    Ah, the ’50s. I agree there was something special about them. I was born in ’53 and remember my aunt listening to the tunes on the radio. To this day I love the ’50s music.
    I’d love to win one of these nostalgic prizes.

  19. says

    Awesome giveaway! I love the Pink Princess Pedal Car but my daughter is only 5 months right now. So I would probably choose the gift certificate. As long as my hubby doesn’t see the Coke Machine or Record Player. Thanks for the giveaway and I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  20. melinda smith says

    That pink retro car is so adorable.I had a red one similar when I was young–but that was over 40years ago.
    These pedal cars should really come back,as kids could use the exercise. Much better than the battery operated ones.

  21. Zukppr says

    The car is CUTE, but my dd would probably prefer one with a working engine . Me, OTOH, would love to listen to some of my ‘old’ records again :)

  22. Barbara L. says

    I don’t have a blog, but I’d love to be entered! One of those little cars would make a great Christmas present for my grandson. :) Thanks, ladies!

  23. Jenn in AZ says

    Thanks so much for making your giveaways available to those of us who don’t have a blog yet!

    These are WONDERFUL gifts! I love each of them. I didn’t grow up in the 50’s–2 decades later!–but I loved my Mickey Mouse record player. I still have records, but no player for them!

    Thanks again!

  24. Julie Robinson says

    I don’t have a blog but I will spread the word. I absolutely ADORE the pedal car . . . that is truly a gift that will stay around through generations! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Michelle says

    I would love to win the car- my little girl would be on cloud 9! Count me in. I’ll put up a post tomorrow on my blog. Thanks!

  26. says

    What beatiful toys any little boy or girl; or even big boy or girls would love. I would love to be entered in your contest my grandkids one and two would have so much fun playing with thier new toy with grandpa and grandma

  27. says

    I would love love love to win this! The only problem would be deciding which of the three of our boys that fall into the 2-4 year old range to give this to ;0) The post is going up over at my blog right now! Thanks for yet another great contest girls!!!

  28. heather h says

    The pink pedal is the neatest toy car ever! It is so much cooler than the yellow/red Little Tykes car we all shared. We also had a weird van on wheels that we would ride on. It wasn’t very big, but you could really speed around on that thing. That is, until you flipped it. Yeouch! This is a rad giveaway, I’m telling everyone!

  29. says

    I love the little Harry Car, my son loves cars and he also loves Lellow (yellow, so this would be a great gift for him! I am placing a link to my blog and crossing my fingers and toes!!
    Thank you and I will be spreading the word!!

  30. Linda says

    I’m so glad to see a return to options other than plastic playthings. We’ve been really concerned about some things we’ve read recently about different plastics in kids toys and bottles. I also love the nostalgia of the pedal cars.

  31. SarahHub says

    These items are great! I love that they are wood — great for now, and then for hand-me-downs! Please enter me!

  32. says

    WOW! i would soooo like to present this gift to my little kolby…monies too tight right now to be able to buy one but he’ll get lucky and i’ll win it! πŸ˜‰
    i’m praying!!!!
    got the contest added to my blog this week,link above ! thanks for a ”way too cool” contest!!!!
    happy november

  33. Dee says

    I love that record player! I would love to be able to play my grandparent’s records – especially the one from Hawaii!

  34. Linda SS says

    I have 3 young grandchildren & it would be my dream to have the pedal car under the Christmas tree:) Thank you soooooo much for the chance to win such a fabulous prize:)

  35. Christy H. says

    I still have my little blue pedal car (from the 60’s). I’d love to win the pink pedal car for my little granddaughters!

  36. says

    I LOVE the record player. I remember having a record player as a kid. My parents were really into music. I grew up with it always on in the house. I have often thought how cool it would be to have a record player around to enjoy. My little girl would love it being pink!

    I would love to win it!!!!! I am not too proud to beg!

  37. says

    I LOVE the record player. I remember having a record player as a kid. My parents were really into music. I grew up with it always on in the house. I have often thought how cool it would be to have a record player around to enjoy.

    I would love to win it!!!!! I am not too proud to beg!

  38. Elizabeth M says

    I Love the petal Car, we live on a farm 2 hours in a town of 532 people and nothing for my kids to do but use their imagination outside { which is great}. We luckily have a long driveway that would be great for this, maybe now my children will stay off our ride on lawnmower and tractors and be able to enjoy using their imagination while pedaling around.
    Wow This is a wonderful Toy, it would make my childrens dreams come true.

  39. Alee says

    My family doesnt have much but this would be a wonderful gift for my little sister for Xmas. I feel bad that I had so much growing up and it has all changed for my sister who doesnt even know that she is going without all the luxiories I had as a child.
    Please let us Win.

  40. says

    I had a red pedal car, and a stack-o-matic when I was a little girl and I love the coke cooler. What a fantastic giveaway. I would love to share one of these with my children and show the how we had fun without all the gadgets and gizmo’s of today’s generation. I’ve put your contest on my site under my Giveaways page at http://jehovahroidotwordpressdotcom/giveaways/
    Please count me in.

  41. Dana Collie aka Maxys mom says

    oh I love the pedal car. My daughter would love it. She is always wearing her dress up poodle skirt. That would go so well together.

  42. Michelle says

    That car is WAY too cute! I’m telling all my friends to enter and that they’ll have to give it to me if they win!

  43. Sara says

    These are just too cute!!! My son would flip for it!!! And just in time for Christmas….What a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Jelena says

    What a gorgeous car! Why didn’t they have those when I was growing up? :) DD would LOVE it. I’m spreading the word. Thanks!!

  45. says

    How did I not see this earlier? My youngest is too big for one of the pedal cars, but all four children would be thrilled by the record player. They have been very interested in those things that aren’t CDs. I am letting others know about this — this is great.

  46. says

    I would love to have another toy for my twins to fight over! Please pick us! The pink car is so cute. I rarely say this, but I think I could endure the hitting and screaming for this!

  47. sara says

    I don’t have a blog, but I’ve already spoken to many friends about you here in Croatia. And I just got my slings an hour ago, thanks!!!! And I have someone in the States who could take over Gloria’s car if I won =) Please, count me in!

  48. Jenna says

    i never knew such things existed! (the pedal cars) how adorable are they?!? they would make a fantastic gift; i’m super excited!

  49. Jodi Elizabeth says

    Oh! what a darling car — please enter me — I have a little Princess that would love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Alexandra says

    How did you know I wanted a record player for my daughter? I have about 20 children’s records from my childhood, and many of them are out of print.

  51. says

    What a great give away! Please include me… my nephew would love the pedal car (he’ll be two in February and anything with wheels is good!).

  52. CRYSTAL says

    how neat, I am fairly new to the net and a mother of 4. it is nice to meet other moms on the net.this car is adorable

  53. says

    I am telling everyone I know, but I don’t have a blog. Please enter me, and I promise when I do get a blog I will be your linking Goddess (or something like that!)

  54. Brandi says

    I remember the car that I had when I was growing up. It would be awsome to give my child the same joy. Please think of me.

  55. Margaret Smith says

    What a wonderful contest. I would so love to win this. What memories. I’d love to share these memories with my kids. Thanks offering this contest.

  56. Valerie Furr says

    My little girl is 2 she really belives she is a Princess and I just showed her this car and she just loved it. What a wonderful Christmas prensent this would be for her.

  57. Aimee B says

    Just darling! I’m not a blogger — but absolutely will tell my friends. How could I resist with such a great item!

  58. says

    That pink little car is just beatiful! It would be any little girls dream on Christmas! I would love to win this car for my grandaughter! I would love to see her beatiful blue eyes dancing on christmas day; I would also like to wish everyone the best of luck.

  59. Dee says

    Love 50’s retro stuff!! I remember riding an old red n rusty pedal car in the late 60’s. I have thought about it often. The kids would think this is awesome and hopefully one could save it for the next generation. Thanks for the memory and the giveaway too! :)

  60. Sara Smith says

    My daughter would love this pink pedal car. She loves cars and pink so it is perfect. I am going to tell all my mom friends about this.

  61. Kathleen Valdes says

    I was thrilled to find your site. My one year old grandson lives half way around the world in Singapore, and I am always looking for sites that will help me be a better grandmother — and a wiser shopper for him. KV, Santa Fe, NM

  62. says

    So glad I saw this one before the deadline. Count me in and I have a post going up about it later today. Off to dig through the rest of your giveaways. I have a feeling you all are gonna get a bunch of exposure at my place today.

  63. phyllis hatfield says

    I dont have a blog site, but I would love for my grandaughter to have any of these prizes especially the little pink peddle car.

  64. Peggy Gorman says

    I love this contest!! All of the retro goods are great!!How can you choose they are all fun and bring back memories.
    Back in the 60’s I was nickednamed “soda girl” ,the cooler gave me a smile.The car would be great for my grandbabies.
    Wow!! Thanks for a fun contest

  65. Becky Mize says

    I would love the pink retro car and all of the other cool retro stuff for my downstairs. I’m inspired to fix it up retro!!

  66. Cindy Phillips says

    WOW, those cars are great! So much better than the plastic stuff in the stores. Thanks for the chance to win one. I’ll go email my friends now and let them know about the contest and the cool cars.

  67. Jane says

    It is hard for me to think of the 50’s as retro–my birth year is 1947 but my new granddaughter would love to ride in the adorable pink car!! Thanks for the contest!!!

  68. Brooke Allen says

    My grandma had one of these and I remember going to her house as a kid riding one of these… completely forgot about it until now. Very cool contest!

  69. oona baker says

    My husband would be thrilled to get the record player for Christmas. He is a collector of old record players! Thanks for the contest.

  70. says

    I’m linking you, I would love to win a retro prize, please enter me in you giveaway (I used to have a record player just like the one in your post, I don’t know what happened to my old one, but I’d love to win yours!)

  71. Lori McGuire says

    I’m still working on getting my blog going but I’ll be telling my friends about this one… that Pink Pedal Car is so awesome.

  72. chrissybum says

    OH my gosh! If I don’t win this for my granddaugher, I have to go buy one. She loves pink and this would be so fun for her.

  73. says

    Ok..sorry…I am new at blogging and am having a terrible time trying to link. I want to post it, and will when I LEARN HOW!!
    Great sites and have been enjoying looking at them.
    So sorry my link is all messed up. I just wanted to apologize and hope I did not ruin my chance to enter!

  74. Heather Markman says

    When I was younger I allways wanted the pedal car but never had one. I would love my child to have one of those one day.

  75. Heather says

    My husband’s grandparents collect antique cars and have a barn full. A pedal car would be a great gift for my daughter so that she can share in their passion. It would be a great way to bond for them!

  76. says

    Hello all…I am sorry to post here now..I am writing this for my wife..She gave birth to a baby girl today..She told me write it down here..Thanks for your giveaways..I am excited about my little daughter..Thanks in advance

  77. says

    Oh WOW!!..lol..I had a blue pedal car back in my younger years..back in the 60’s…I can still see exactly what it looked like. Had a kids record player just like that as well…and we had the cooler as well..lol..Well…since I can’t enter..Good Luck to everyone!! Oh yes we lived in the US while I was growing up!

  78. says

    As the parent of six children any of these gifts would be exciting. I love telling my children about things from the past. You have the pedal car, the record player, and the coke machine.AWESOME!

  79. says

    This pink pedal car is just adorable. I couldn’t resist entering this giveaway for my daughter because she would look so darn cute in it!
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  80. mckenzie says

    i would love this. my daughter wants her own car so bad. i hate power wheels cheap and break easy.
    please enter me

  81. says

    Oh! I love that car! Ahem! I mean my daughter would love that car. That is so cute. I rode a red one when I was little. No it wasn’t in the 50’s. My parent’s friends had saved theirs and let us play endlessly on it. Great prize!

  82. amy craft says

    I just love that car and it’s Pink how cool my 5 yr old would just love that car it looks just like the old ones that would be a great prize ..

  83. Kristin Pawlik says

    I still have my kiddy record collection including a snow white picture LP– one of the few benefits of having older parents. My daughter would love the car as much as I love Coke!

  84. says

    Oh – Oh – Oh (jumping up and down) – pick me, pick me! I love the pedal car! Ok, I’ll calm down now, but would you please enter me in this contest? Thanks.

  85. Traci S. says

    I don’t have a blog yet. But, please enter me in this contest. My little daughter has had a very hard year this year and that would be a perfect gift for her for Christmas. Since, my husband turned out to be someone I didn’t know and he turned to other things to make him happy. We are know on our own and need some cheering up. Please consider us as the pink petal car would be perfect for her Christmas present. Thanks so much, I have sent several emails to friends telling them all about them. Smile

  86. says

    OH NO! I almost missed this one. Please include me. I’m sad I’m last though. I saw something I would LOVE to put that gift certificate toward (although that pedal car would be hard to pass up) :)

  87. samantha freeman says

    i remember looking at a record player just like that through a store window when i was like 7 years old.. drooling.. hmm am i THAT old?? lol.. gl gl on this contest e1, they are all gr8 gifts

  88. Linda Price says

    The Pink Princess Pedal Car is the most adroable thing I have ever seen. My 3 yr old granddaughter, Emily’s favorite color is PINK – she would adore it~ plus her sister Alivia is due any day now, and it would be used for years to come.
    I don’t blog but will happily spread the word!

  89. Tonya says

    This car is just too cute! My neighbor’s daughter is just prescious. This car is fit for a princess and a precious princess she is.

  90. Jessica A. says

    I love the retro styling! My kids lamented the other day that they want a record player like I used to have…..Enter me, Please.

  91. Julia P. says

    The car is so very precious! This would be a tough choice. The record player and cooler could make anyone feel nostalgic!

  92. Angie Brady says

    I have sent this web site on to two of my closest friends… Diet coke rules…. My daughter would LOVE this pink car!

  93. says

    OMG I almost forgot to enter this contest! I’ve posted about it on my site (I linked it up in web site spot for you!) Sorry I didn’t spread the word sooner! I LOVE your store though!

  94. Liz Sawyer says

    When I read pedal car I imagined a boy toy. But, your pink car is beautiful; and, my newly turned two-year-old daughter would love the style!

  95. Denise Mower says