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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigcheese327, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Kume
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    Here's a lightweight truck seen in one of this year's Hershey threads. Unfortunately, the OP didn't remember any details.
    Unknown Truck Hershey 2017.JPG
     
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    image.jpeg From Avion de la route
     
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    Hello, John!
    It is beautiful, indeed - and must be one of many "well-developed" specials on a base of GN, with many components from younger Fraser-Nesh chian-gang sport/racing cars... This one as many other, forgot a long time ago when was a simple cyclecar.
    Ciao,
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    Hello, Rolf!
    If it is another Bedelia, that must be quite a luxurious model: almost all-weather equipment and possibly big-boss seating in front with professional chauffeur at the wheel in the rear part. However, both of them need quite a lot of time to get in and even more to get out of that "limousine"!
    This one has unusual position the of the middle axle with secondary pulley and even stranger position of crank-handle for starting of an engine, shorter belts too. But, general layout and front part with steering/suspension are the same as for all Bedelia cyclecars, rear suspension too.
    The position of a passenger is good, just in the middle of wheel-base, but was that necessary when mostly at that seat was somebody modest the same as a driver? Such cyclecars weren't a car for "upper crust" (high-top nobility and celebrity). Why they positioned driver at the rear, as a few other cyclecars? Probably that there is some simple explanation for that, but for me, it is an old mystery still unsolved.

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    Zoran
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Are there any good books about cycle cars?
     
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    I believe it is the Instone "MARTYR"....currently residing in France.
     
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    John,
    You could try this link:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Light-Car...f-an-original-1914-Book-oldlugs-/252828679161

    ... and, even better this link:

    http://www.gunnandco.co.uk/search/label/Books

    Maybe Tim Gunn has some more? He is famous for his re-creation of early racing cyclecar - Grafton!

    Then, try to find for sale old magazines "The Cyclecar" or "The Light Car and Cyclecar" - separate pieces, completes are too expensive...
     
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    Another "Martyr"....
     
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    The Frazer Nash "Martyr" lives in England.


    The GN Instone "Martyr" lives in france.
     
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    That's about as badass as it gets. I thought he was going to lose it a couple times.

    Bad decisions make good stories.
     
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    frazer nash.jpg specials.jpg Here are 2 excellent cyclecar books are these... #1) "Frazer-Nash" by David Thirlby from 1965. #2 "SPECIALS" by John Bolster from 1949.
     
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    Bob - I see you have Thirlby's book about the Frazer Nash - good man! Now.. what can you tell us about this car? The answer is in that book.

    Another image to spur you on...( taken recently on The Stelvio Pass)
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    There are indeed!
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    Bélélia at extremely high speed
     
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    Thanks for all the answers guys, are there sources for the books, or all out of print?
     
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    Great video, thanks for posting it.

    Is Instone a make of car?
     
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    Rupert Instone is the name of the gent who first built the car .It is based on a GN and named "MARTYR".
     
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    22687925_1586914934677701_4538877793719274353_n.jpg Mr. Flynn's LEFT HAND DRIVE 1933 Morgan Super Sports
     
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    That video was great! Thanks for sharing it
     
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    Check out ABE books online.Also Ebay is a great source. Then there are the auto book sellers in England....like Simon Lewis www.simonlewis.com .Then there is Powell's Books in Portland ( http://www.powells.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIydmj-LGN1wIVioR-Ch1B3Q7UEAAYASAAEgJBvvD_BwE ).You can get some pretty good deals on cyclecar books for sale here in the states....usually the book is obscure enough the seller has a hard time finding a buyer.
     
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    22815359_10207880901859413_331528356488816959_n.jpg 22728667_10207880896139270_5052075627089091755_n.jpg Tim Bell images
     
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    Bloody fantastic vid! thanks Bob
     
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    That sounds great. What motor is that?


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