Good thing all the crazy DIY dad projects came to an end in 1962.
Nowadays, folks do completely safe and wise things like using bungee cords to strap a DeWalt-powered saw motor onto their kid's Radio Flyer Tiny Trike.
And to make sure they can keep an eye on the kid, they build it on the coffee table. It's a golden age we live in.
Multnomah County Chopper - Radio Flyer Tiny Trike Power Mod [instructables via make]