KENNEWICK, Wash. - Thursday we saw something outside our station that made us stop our usual news routine. You could call it a marriage between a motorcycle and an automotive classic. But either way it's a set of wheels not often paired together.
It sounds like a motorcycle, but looks more like something out of Greek mythology. The nose of a bike, but the caboose of a miniature '57 Chevy.
Trike owner Craig Haymaker said when you ride a trike like this, be prepared to ride alone.
"Accept the fact that a lot of other bikers may not want to ride with you because you're getting all the attention," said Haymaker.
A V8 engine quietly rumbles underneath the seat, there's room for two in the saddle, and a custom look that will set you back about $46,000 dollars.
"People that buy those generally are up in their latter years, got a disposable income to put that kind of money out. I don't, but I'm doing it anyway," Haymaker said.
Haymaker said he loves the sound and the power. And although he admits he's a bit of an introvert, he can't resist the recognition.
"This is how I vent. This is how I'm different," he said.