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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.
Voisin from Oct,1929
I always loved the Voisin C6.
Me too! Great design without complex curves. It would make a great trike also.
Slight correction if I may to this extra info and some more from one of the best sources about 3 wheel Morgans, Alderson and Rushton's excellent book Morgan Sweeps the Board (second hand and new copies still available on Bookfinder etc. Although not cheap, its a well researched and well illustrated book that's hard to beat on the three wheeled Morgan).
Harold Breats was better known as Harold Beart and the chassis as Banjeaux Bob relates was completely non-standard, with heavier lugs cast specially for the car to accommodate heavier frame tubes etc, and the full description is given on pages 83 and 84 of this book, too much to quote here. Beart was a long time successful private entrant of Morgans both in trials and racing. This Morgan special had an unusual streamlined alloy body with the engine under a cowling with bulges to clear the barrels.
Although successful in this form at Brooklands, I think this may well be the car that was later given a rear axle and converted to four wheels and subsequently known as Salome. Perhaps others can confirm this. Salome still competes in sprints and hillclimbs, so there is life in the old girl yet..
Atomette from 1921
1921 Bleroit Whippet
Helica type aero car.Almost looks like Czar Nicholas driving. G.L. pic...
Supercharged Darmont. G.L. pic...
From Getty images and Fox
That's like hot fudge on top of chocolate ice cream on a chocolate brownie. Cooler than cool.
Monocar. G.L. pic...
Sorry to be a spoiler again, but I think these Getty images above show pedalcars not powered cyclecars, sometimes referred to as velocars. Thery were popular in flat places like the Netherlands but they would be useless in most of Scotland!
There is a very fine modern equivalent called a Twike which is made in Switzerland and is not cheap and even less cheap when you buy the electrically assisted version. Check them out on Twike.com... Neat eh?
How about the all wheel drive Skirrow Special,...(BSA) powered
Marty,we include them here as well as engine powered vehicles.All corrections are more than welcome.
There were some Skirrows powered by JAP engines.
My Bad,...J.A.P. is correct,....brain fart
Ivan Dutton who ran Ivan dutton bugatti , is restoring a Skirrow , his had a v twin Jap and four wheel drive , he is currently looking for some parts and an engine , it will be a lot of fun when it's done
There was a Skirrow sold from here in the states not long ago.
Phillip Selwyn-Smith's 1922 GN.G.L. pics
Lovely Aero Morgan. G.L. pic...
Leon Bollee ,and no that is not the name of the driver.G.L. pic...
Dasse Tricycle from Belgium. G.L. pic...
Mrs. Morgan? Gary
A bit off topic but this is a really great video on supercharged Grand Prix cars from the '20's and '30's with good commentary on vintage film and contemporary footage. It's about 50 min. long but worth watching if you like this subject.
SPAG. G.L. pic
BNC . G.L. pic...
Here's a video by Marc showing the first firing of a BNC with a RUBY K engine , Cozette supercharger, and SIREJOLS type carbie.
This BNC has a Ford Ten engine in it. Sylvain pic...
SPAG having S.C.A.P. engine and Cozette supercharger. Sylvain pics.
Another Spag,this one with a Ruby engine. Sylavain pic...
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