A Note From Jon Leonard, Creator of the Dune Buggy Golf Cart.
I've always been a car guy. Growing up, I loved cars, motorcycles, and all vehicles. My parent's families had mini bikes, motorcycles and snow mobiles. Some family and friends had muscle cars and sports cars. I spent hours looking through car magazines and catalogs, but as a preteen I didn't have any money. I fell in love with many cars, including the Meyers Manx style fiberglass dune buggy and would spend hours planning and "building" (an imaginary) one from the parts in the Sears and JC Whitney Catalogs.
About 40 years later, I can now afford to buy a real dune buggy, but a vehicle with no opening doors or roll-up windows, inadequate heat, and virtually no air conditioning no longer seemed very practical for my lifestyle. Then my wife announced that she would like a golf cart to give our granddaughter rides around the property. So, I thought, a golf cart is already a fun, open air, no windows, no air conditioning or heat kind of vehicle and now I have a reason to own one. Why not combine them? I know I'm not the first to see the similarities between a dune buggy and a golf cart. Surely, someone sells a golf cart that looks like a dune buggy. I scoured the internet and searched high & low and sadly found that nobody offers anything close. I decided to make my vision a reality and build one. Once I did, I was encouraged by others to produce more. With the help and support of my family, Dune Buggy Golf Carts was born.
Bruce Meyers is the father of the fiberglass dune buggy made popular in the early 1960s. We met Bruce at a car show in 2012. He stopped by our booth and asked if he could take pictures of our dune buggy golf cart. I said "Bruce, YOU inspired this, you can do anything you want!". Bruce took his pictures and graciously signed the dash of our prototype and we had the privilege of giving him and his wife rides around the fairgrounds and to his speaking engagements in our prototype Dune Buggy Golf Carts, that wouldn't exist had it not been for the vision of Bruce Meyers and others like him.
Now when someone wants the convenience and easy egress offered by a golf cart but also appreciates the fun and nostalgic look of a dune buggy, there's just one place to go. DuneBuggyGolfCarts.com