The Avro monocar, 1926.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

The Avro monocar, 1926.

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Description

Designed by the aircraft manufacturer Sir Alliot Verdon-Roe, this vehicle can be regarded as either a feet first motorcycle or a two-wheeled car. As such it is designed to combine the handling, traffic negotiating ability and fuel economy of a motorcycle with the safety and protection from the weather provided by a car. A number of attempts have been made to produce such a hybrid vehicle, from the Wilkinson in 1909 to the BMW C1 in 2000, but none have been entirely succesful in terms of generating sales. Verdon-Roe apparently regularly used one of his monocars to drive between Southampton, Manchester and London.
 

Image Ref.

10221366
 

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