The Little Book of Trikes (Paperback)

By Adam Quellin

Veloce Publishing, 9781845842956, 96pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2011

List Price: 9.95*
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Description

Motor trikes have been around since the dawn of motoring, with many starting out as utility vehicles or prototypes of cars. But trikes haven’t died out or become mere relics of motoring history – companies all over the world still produce them today, and many will convert a motorcycle into a trike. Trikes are not only huge fun, but can also be a lifestyle choice. They are as diverse as the people who ride them, and this book illustrates the vast range of machines available. The reader will discover a plethora of trike designs and layouts from the late 19th century to the present day. Some influential designs include Piaggio’s three wheeled vehicles, the Morgan three wheeler, and the Harley-Davidson Servicar. The book also features the products of companies that convert motorcycles into trikes, and shows some mass-produced examples that you can buy today. Then there are the weird and wonderful machines built by individual enthusiasts – a testament to their engineering skills and true eccentricity ...



About the Author

Adam Quellin grew up in East Anglia and served a three year apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. Classic cars have always been Adam’s passion, especially microcars, and he is currently in the process of restoring two – a Messerschmitt and a Scootacar. Adam is a member of several car clubs and regularly contributes to the club magazines. He has also written Microcars at Large! published by Veloce.