Rick Brewer’s Mustang 5.0 Inspired Custom-built Wheelchair
This ride is a spectacular Mustang 5.0 inspired custom wheelchair built by disabled Desert Storm vet Rick Brewer, specifically designed for use at amusement parks. This out-of-the-box, super fun, ultra interactive ride features true-to-life Mustang sounds, a 19-inch screen to keep kids entertained while standing in line and Rick’s famous dual bubble blowers.
Brewer, who is experiencing deteriorating mobility due to a serious injury sustained during Desert Storm, figured that “if I am going to be stuck in a wheelchair… do it big”, which is a mantra that we at ToyMakerz love.
A true Toymaker, Rick used his extensive wiring and mechanical knowledge gained from over 15 years in the auto industry and started with some simple toy modifications. Then friends began to give suggestions…
“Every month we would add a new feature or test and improve features; now, 4 years later… It is called Power Wheelz. The Chair is so popular as Disney World and Dollywood that we named it and built a website (PowerWheelz.rocks) so friends could keep up with the project.”
This wheelchair’s extensive list of additional features includes extensive LEDs, interchangeable side panels, Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips, 4 point racing harness, LED message boards, sirens and PA system, rear camera monitor and aviation joystick controller… just to name a few. All this fun is powered by 12 power cells with back-ups that keep the wheelchair running for 8-10 hours at a time.
“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth over-doing,” says Rick Brewer. We at ToyMakerz couldn’t agree more!