Jim Bede's BD-200


More about building the BD-200 by Doug Walsh


BD-200 drawings - December 1981

Testing the chassis

Below, running the BD-200 on a Test Track

Running the BD-200 on a test track


Chicago Auto Show - March 1983

Doug Walsh built the '1983 Chicago autocycle show car' which has the twin headlights
and looks more like a Scranton Litestar.

Texas dealers, Don Rose and Ben Scarborough and Arlon Fowler, were involved in a fair in Dallas and they had gotten phenomenal response to the Chicago Auto Show vehicle in late March 1983.

They dropped it off at Coors in Colorado for a big meeting of Coors distributors. Coors wanted their distributors to consider buying the Litestar for advertising sales and promotional purposes. The Coors art department was going to paint the vehicle and put the Coors logo on the side.

We are looking for this car today. If you know where it is, please email us at:

steveschmidt at hotmail.com


Below, Jim Bede exhibits the Litestar at the 1983 Chicago Auto Show.


Doug Walsh says that the Chicago Auto Show Car was at the Innsbrook, Missouri Dealer Meeting and later taken to Mundelein, IL where the stripes were added.


Below, David Schwartz, early Litestar investor,
is interviewed with the BD-200 behind him.


Jim Bede introduces the Litestar

Videos from the 1983 Chicago Auto Show

Below, another video from the Chicago Auto Show

Below, The Litestar - 1984



BD-200 Today

Sometime in the 1990's, actor Robert McRay bought the BD-200 from an attorney in St. Louis, MO.

The BD-200 was kept in a storage building which flooded, so it was sold basically for scrap.....about $5,000.

McRay made several modifications during the re-build of the BD-200.



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