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The Widow Maker – Jet-Powered Trike

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In 1972, EJ Potter (also known as the Michigan Madman) showed off an incredible trike in Lakeland, Florida. Doing his best Dr. Strangelove impression, EJ basically straddled a Fairchild J-44 jet engine on wheels. It was a short lived experiment – the 1,200 hp rolling jet engine was claimed to have crested 200 mph before it crashed at 120 mph …

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1966 Pannonia T5 with Duna Sidecar

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Pannonia was a Hungarian motorcycle manufacturer that produced over a million bikes between 1954 and 1975 – in addition to a whole bunch of four wheelers. While their range of motorcycle engines included a boxer twin and a vertical twin, the most common motor they built was a two-stroke single as featured in this T5.

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1972 Bond Bug 700ES

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Post Sale Update: This Bond Bug sold for $19,000 after 31 bids on eBay in Hamburg, New York. Built by Reliant (the same company that made the Robin), the Bond Bug is a microcar with two seats and three wheels. The initial idea was to create something sportier than the Robin and the Regal to appeal to younger buyers, though …

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Ex-German WWII Sidecars

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Post Listing Update: The Zundapp was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. 11-15-20 Update: Five years later, the Zundapp is back up for sale. It seems to have lost its trailer and the price has gone up a bit, but the photos are much better so it’s at least easier to see what you’re about to buy. Find …

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Rare Project – 1983 Urba Sport Trimuter

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Post Sale Update: sold for $850 after one bid on eBay in Aguanga, California. In February of 1980, Mechanix Illustrated magazine featured the design for an electric commuter kit three-wheeler that the consumer was supposed to put together him or herself. Supposedly 30k plans were sold…but who knows how many were actually built. One of them was used in the …