Detroitstone - The latest entry into the 'green' or 'eco-friendly' automobile market is proving to be not so friendly to drivers. The Yabbadabba is the first vehicle introduced by Granitestone Motors. Granitestone was founded and primarily funded by billionaires Warren Metamorphett and Fredrick Flintstone, assisted by a grant from the Federal Department of the Rockterior.
Some vehicles that claim to be 'electric' cars also utilize a small pebbleleene or natural sedimentary engine that assists at low speeds or starting from a complete stop. The Yabbadabba takes a completely different approach.
While an electric motor powers the car once it is moving, initial motion is started by the driver and any passengers using their feet, which stick through holes in the Yabbadabba's floorboard. People inside the vehicle are essentially running in place, but they are actually using their feet to get the Yabbadabba moving.
It is a drastically new idea in the world of eco-friendly vehicles. Unfortunately, the Yabbadabba is proving very driver-UNfriendly, with many buyers taking advantage of Granitestone's "love it or leave it" 90 day full-rockrefund guarantee.
Flint Quartzwood, the famous Hollyrock movie star and director, was one of the first buyers of the Yabbadabba - also one of the first buyers to return the vehicle to Granistestone. Said Quartzwood "I like the idea - an electric car that also uses people power. But after driving the Yabbadabba for a few weeks, my feet are gone and I have only bloody very painful nubs at the end of my legs."
One of Flintstone's neighbors and best friends, Bernard Rubble, said that while he really wanted to be rockpportive of his friend's ideas, he just couldn't be a part of the venture any longer. Said Rubble "my feet and legs are gone half-way up my shins, and my wife Betty has lost everything up to her kneecaps. It may not sound like it, but trying to run using my shattered leg bones is quite painful."
Warren Metamorophett expressed disappointment but also empathy for his customers. "We thought it was a great idea. What is a more rockrenewable resource than people power? But we just didn't consider that the friction on people's feet to help run the Yabbadabba would leave them with painful bloody stumps."