Register now to get rid of these ads!

Let's Talk Cyclecars

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

  1. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

    I don't know. I'll ask Frank.
     
  2. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

    Fred, Frank says about 70mph is top speed. Pretty good for a single cylinder engine pushing 4 wheels.He says the cars does really well at Montlhery but is dangerous at the Nurburgring.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2020
    Kume likes this.
  3. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

  4. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
    Posts: 829

    SR100
    Member

    BL&M, one of a handful of cars produced by Breese, Lawrence and Moulton of Long Island NY BL&M.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2020
  5. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,159

    64 DODGE 440
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from so cal

    Doesn't really look like a car to drive on a snowy day.
     
    banjeaux bob likes this.
  6. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

  7. fredvv44
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
    Posts: 423

    fredvv44
    Member

    You will never see that done these days unfortunately.
     
  8. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
    Posts: 829

    SR100
    Member

    If you were asking about the BL&M, they were based in Long Island, NY and were defunct by 1908. Hupp was based in Detroit and started production in 1909. Although they were similar in wheelbase, the BL&M is considerably lower.
     
    banjeaux bob likes this.
  9. motoklas
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
    Posts: 634

    motoklas
    Member
    from Bern, CH

    Hello, Fred,
    Kids, probably - NOT: they wouldn't be interested in something like that...
    Adults, especially seniors: probably - YES!

    3A03040D-BAFa (2).jpg 6 KartsSM.jpg 1919 CK Paul_Shrum (3).jpeg

    Shown are a few examples of so-called CycleKarts, scaled-down replicas of GP-racer from the vintage era, or whatever else interesting oldtimer used as inspiration... Engines: honda 200 and its clones, 6.5 Hp. CVT-TAV belt variable transmission, Honda moped 17" wheels or clones... Speeds up to 40 mph ~ 65 km/hour...
    They are "invented" almost 20 years ago by the Stevenson family and their friends in California... Vehicles are a mixture of cyclecars and go-kart components, in the spirit of oldtimer-years, no plans, no professionally built kit-completes or finished cars...
    Bill Stevenson.jpg
    Mike Stevenson.jpg

    Pete Stevenson.jpg
    --- ---
    I would be satisfied with something simpler, as shown above, graduated soap-box back-yard-built racer, known often as "father & son projects" from the forties-fifties (American technical magazines, often reprinted in the Yugoslavian magazine "Savremena Tehnika" - modern technique): motorised with a small engine. My dream was to developed my soap-box kart into something like that, with Tomos moped engine and gear-box...
    Never happened! No money, no tools, no material and components, no working space, no understanding and supportive family for something crazy as that dream/plan was...

    Ciao, Zoran
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2020
  10. fredvv44
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
    Posts: 423

    fredvv44
    Member

    Yes, Zoran. It is '50's kids that are doing the Cyclekarts today. I hope to get back to doing that. I have the engine, front axle and wheels. There is a guy in Arizona that is selling "ready to run" cyclekarts, or was selling them. I stopped following that when I got busy with 3 wheelers.
    I got all the boys out together for the first time on Saturday.
    GOPR0141.JPG
     
  11. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

    Outback, 41 GMC K-18, Stueeee and 5 others like this.
  12. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,320

    noboD
    Member

    Wowwie Zowwie.
     
  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,346

    The37Kid
    Member

    [​IMG]
    I've always liked this winter photo ever sine I saw it in a Christmas gift book back in the 1960s, some how thought it was the James Melton S.P.O.. SPO_photo_-_a_2C_edited-1.jpg SPO_photo_-_a_2C_edited-1.jpg SPO_photo2_edited-1-1.jpg SPO_photo_-_bf_edited-1-1.jpg
     
    motoklas and banjeaux bob like this.
  14. Kume
    Joined: Jan 23, 2010
    Posts: 871

    Kume
    Member

    Outback, SR100 and Ned Ludd like this.
  15. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
    Posts: 829

    SR100
    Member

    I think the S.P.O. is a little bigger. My Beaulieu Encyclopedia tells me that BL&M was 1906-8 and S.P.O. was 1908-11. Interestingly, the S.P.O. was designed in France as a taxi or towncar, but the ones brought to America received roadster/raceabout bodies.
     
    The37Kid likes this.
  16. Rolfzoller
    Joined: Apr 30, 2014
    Posts: 338

    Rolfzoller
    Member

    3D81E6A4-2FAD-407A-AD32-0FF019EC3387.jpeg
    I found this information aboutB.L.M. In the encyclopedia of Motor Cars from G.N. Georgians
     
    Outback likes this.
  17. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

  18. fredvv44
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
    Posts: 423

    fredvv44
    Member

    It's Olive Oil!!
     
  19. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 498

    JackdaRabbit
    Member
    from WNC

    Cheating on Popeye ??
     
  20. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

  21. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,159

    64 DODGE 440
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from so cal

    WOW! That's just downright beautiful.
     
  22. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,320

    noboD
    Member

    Wow, how about some info?
     
  23. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 501

    junkman8888
    Member

    That car is definitely Pebble Beach worthy. Come to think of it, they really should have a Pebble Beach show for cyclecars, maybe a race nearby.
     
  24. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 498

    JackdaRabbit
    Member
    from WNC

    Don't tease us, Banjeaux
     
  25. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

    I can only give you what I have stolen.No information was given with these images.I apologize sincerely.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  26. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,944

    banjeaux bob
    Member
    from alaska

    92bddca6bfcb81585622359f4ec86349.png It appears that this is nothing more than an artistic rendering found on instagram by this gentleman ....Alex Boldini Imnadze. Called the Helvezia Tipo-6.
     
    The37Kid likes this.
  27. Kume
    Joined: Jan 23, 2010
    Posts: 871

    Kume
    Member

    "I can only give you what i have stolen" the dude abides.
    Sent from my SM-G930F using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  28. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,320

    noboD
    Member

    And we would not have seen it if not for you. Thanks Bob.
     
  29. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 498

    JackdaRabbit
    Member
    from WNC

    lack of details just unfortunate, Bob. The badge looks almost intentionally obscured. Grateful for the eye candy at any rate.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.