Three Wheelers

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, 2004 - Transportation - 96 pages
Three-wheelers have played an intrinsic part in the history of the motor vehicle. From Aero Morgans to the Coventry Victor, BSA and Reliant, three-wheelers had their place in motor sport as well as providing essential transport for thousands of families. A nostalgic look back at the fascinating and often weird world of the three-wheeled car. Packed with around 150 wonderfully evocative photos of three-wheeled cars from all over Europe. Concise text chronicles the ups and downs of the popularity of three-wheelers since 1900. Models covered: Walton, 1902-6; Morgan, 1909-39; AC 1910-4; BSA, 1930-6; Coventry-Victor, 1928-38; Raleigh Safety Seven, 1933-6; Bond, 1949-70; Fuldamobil, 1951-69; Reliant 1951-date; AC Petite, 1953-58; Messerschmitt, 1953-64; Isetta, 1953-62; Gordon, 1954-68; Velorex, 1954-71; Berkeley, 1957-60; Heinkel/Trojan, 1957-65; Coronet, 1957-60; Scootacar, 1958-65; Peel, 1962-6; Bond 875, 1965-70; Bond Bug, 1970-74; Bamby, 1983-4; Piaggio, 1990-date; Lomax, 1983-date; Blackjack, approx 1998-date.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Post War Austerity
18
The Bubble Boom
48
Decline and Revival
69
Index
95

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About the author (2004)

Malcolm Bobbitt is a freelance writer who mainly chooses to write about automotive subjects. With several books to his credit he also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm owns two classic British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant and an early DS, as well as a Fiat 500c Topolino. Living in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District, the author's other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.

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