Here, my fellow powerchair users, is the inspiration for my desire to want to look awesome…even in my wheelchair. It is a powerchair encased in chrome. Well not completely, but it covers about 25% of it, and on a wheelchair that usually looks like a wanna-be Tranformers, this makes for one heck of a makeover.

A lucky paraplegic has the honor of owning this bad boy. He also happens to be a wheelchair mechanic at one of the biggest wheelchair dealers in our city. He’s a quiet 40 something guy who received the chair from his employer, and his employer won it at a benefit (at least he gave it to someone who would appreciate it!). And the people behind this amazing creation? Orange County Choppers, the California motorheads who live and breath chrome.

It takes a whole lot of expertise unfortunately (because I’d really like to have my brother learn how to do this), so I’m not surprised the people behind this chrome are big-time motorcycles bling doctors. I hate to say it – but even the best wheelchair mechanic can’t do this, and it’s too bad. Think of how more ok with powerchairs new powerchair-users would be i