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Three-Wheelers (Shire Library)

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Publisher Comments:

It is generally accepted that Karl Benz was the inventor of the motor car in 1885 but it is less well known that his car was a three-wheeler. Starting with the developments in the early years, this book puts three-wheelers in their historical context and describes the companies which produced them. For the first twenty-five years three and four wheel designs were developed side by side but the three-wheeler had severe bodywork limitations and four wheels gave a far more stable platform on which to build. Motoring at this time was limited to the wealthy and manufacturers began to realise that there was potentially an enormous market for cars at a reasonable price. For twenty years the light car, cyclecar, three-wheeler and motorcycle competed for this market until they were eclipsed by the mass-produced, £100 motor car. Since the Second World War many attempts have been made to revive the three-wheeler but the days when one in ten of vehicles on the road was a three-wheeler have gone.

Synopsis:

The Early Years

The Morgan Motor Company

The Heyday of the Three-Wheeler

Decline

After the Second World War

Manufacturers of Three-Wheelers

Further Reading

Places to Visit

About the Author

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Table of Contents

Ken Hill's interest in old cars began in 1956 and his associations with the Morgan in 1967, when he was given his famous 4/4 Le Mans, which has competed successfully in many continental rallies, driving tests and concours events. His many wins include the Vintage Sports Car Club's Martini Trophy. He has judged at and organised major events and has served on the committee of the Morgan Sports car Club. He is the club's Series I 4/4 Registrar. He has written eleven books on the history of the Morgan and is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747802822
Author:
Hill, Ken
Publisher:
Shire
Subject:
Automotive - Industry
Subject:
Automotive - Foreign - History
Subject:
Vehicles
Subject:
Automotive - History
Subject:
Automotive - Antique & Classic
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
165
Publication Date:
20110920
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 MONO
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.28x5.87x.17 in. .19 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Early Years

The Morgan Motor Company

The Heyday of the Three-Wheeler

Decline

After the Second World War

Manufacturers of Three-Wheelers

Further Reading

Places to Visit

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