The Amphicat is one of the most well-known vintage ATV’s thanks to active screen time. It was cast as the “Banana Buggy” in The Banana Splits with an appearance in every episode, and the “Moon Buggy” from Space 1999. We are unaware of any surviving Banana Buggies, but the original Moon Buggy is preserved in a private collection in Italy.
Behoo Industries produced Amphicat and was in charge of Canadian sales while Mobility Unlimited was the American distributor. In 1971, Betton Industries bought the rights to Amphicat. Ron Behoo, the President of Behoo Industries, was also the President of Betton Industries. Although not all Amphicat literature is dated, we have organized in relation to these company timelines. Below is the official Amphicat dealer promotional video.
In 1970, Mobility Unlimited private labeled the El Burro mini bike as the Amphikitty. We have restored the only survivor known to exist. Our very Amphikitty was used as a pit bike for the factory Amphicat racing team at the first national ATV rally in Mt Snow.