New Bern, North Carolina: Tom Haywood's Self-Kicking MachineDissatisfied travelers can pull off the road and self-administer a good boot in the butt.
Visitor Tips and News About Tom Haywood's Self-Kicking Machine
I recall when traveling with my family many years ago encountering a "kicking machine" at a convenience store or service station located-I think- on Highway 70 near New Bern or Havelock NC. This device consisted-to the best of my recollection- of a wheel with protruding spokes or bars with an old brogan or boot attached to the end of each spoke. A person who needed to kick him/herself would arrange their body in the machine with their rump in prominent position and would proceed to turn a crank, resulting in a continous delivery of kicks to the posterior. The "victim" could control the intensity of the kicks depending upon the gravity of offense for which they sought personal atonement. Anyone with additional information?[David Holley, 10/28/2000]
There's another, newer (1988) Ass Kicking Machine in Wirtz, VA, though the creator, Bob Booth, admits it was inspired by one he saw somewhere in North Carolina....
Tom Haywood's Self-Kicking Machine
Martha's Favorite Things
- 6241 US Hwy. 70 E, New Bern, NC
- Martha's Favorite Things. On US 70, a little over nine miles south of the intersection of Hwy 55/US 17 at New Bern. Look for a broad curve in the highway, where there's an unobtrusive building that looks like an old country store. That's Martha's Favorite Things antiques shop, and the kicking machine is next to it. Just past it is a small white country church at the corner of Catfish Lake Rd; turn right to get on the service road to backtrack to the kicking machine.
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun