The earliest cars had no license plates, forcing Model T owners to distinguish their rides by denting their own bumpers or plastering cars with "Keep Cool with Coolidge" bumper stickers. Drive a vehicle apart from the crowd with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a two-hour ScootCoupe rental from GW Tours in Huntington Beach (a $90 value).
GW Tours' stylish, two-seat ScootCoupe fleet idles in expectation of custom adventures throughout the Huntington Beach area. Each three-wheeled scooter combines the front-end styling of a sleek sports car with the frame of a personal scooter, zipping through main avenues, side streets, and hotel dining rooms at speeds of up to 45 mph. Controls for acceleration and brakes are both located on handlebars, saving leg energy for walking around destinations dotting the boardwalk or scattered through downtown Huntington Beach. ScootCoupes only sip one gallon of fuel for every 70–80 miles of travel, and their locking glove boxes and trunks allow secure transportation of picnic baskets, beach gear, incubating sandpiper eggs, or shopping bags.
GW Tours’ fleet of segways and Scoot Coupes glides along the wet sands of Huntington Beach in both predesigned routes and custom carved paths. Before embarking, each segway participant receives a protective helmet and all the instruction necessary to handle the Segway X2, an extrarugged machine with all-terrain tires tough enough to steer away from obstacles and awkward conversations. The popular Beachcomber expedition takes segway pilots past major Surf City sites and across the hard, dark sand of the beach at low tide. While rolling, guides regale their flock with tales from Huntington Beach's storied past and snap photos of the group.
Segway riders then return to GW Tours’ stables, where they receive a photo CD with images of them shredding along like Darth Vader when he’s late to a meeting. Because almost anyone who can stand can operate a segway, tours are a wonderful gift for the young, old, and anyone else with flat-soled shoes and a sense of adventure. GW Tours also offers custom rides and caters to corporate groups.