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#21 Harry P.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:57 AM

The car in the picture is a Velorex. Exact model year and model name are sort of iffy... the car was built from the 50s to 1970, and was called various names along the way... Oskar, Velorex Oskar, Velorex 16/250, Velorex 16/350.

Mechanical changes were made along the way, but on the outside they all looked pretty much alike... so if you guessed any of the above, you get credit!

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#22 Jon Cole

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:45 AM

All it really needs is a mast and a sail!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:00 AM

To the moon, Harry. I sent you the correct answer on Monday and now you've dissed me and left me off. It's so depressing to miss my rightful place in the sun.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:24 AM

To the moon, Harry. I sent you the correct answer on Monday and now you've dissed me and left me off. It's so depressing to miss my rightful place in the sun.


Oops. I left you off the list.

Let me set the record straight:

SKIP JORDAN GOT IT RIGHT!

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

In gratitude, I have a bonus for you.



Edited by sjordan2, 15 June 2012 - 07:45 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

Now that's cool! :D

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:58 AM



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Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

In gratitude, I have a bonus for you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NFLQnqAsYA


Absolute proof that if you a man enought time and anything with a gas motor, he will eventually try to make it go faster reguardless of the sanity or safety of doing so! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

Absolute proof that if you a man enought time and anything with a gas motor, he will eventually try to make it go faster reguardless of the sanity or safety of doing so! :lol: :lol: :lol:


In the early 50s, one of the founders of Velorex was killed while test driving one.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

In the early 50s, one of the founders of Velorex was killed while test driving one.


Not exactly the kind of thing you'd want to build an ad campaign around... :lol:

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:38 PM

Now that is cool! Like it a whole lot better than those 3 wheel things they are advertising/selling on television the last couple years! :lol:

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

After seeing the video Skip posted, I WANT ONE! :) :lol: :D :P

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

That is soooo Cooool ! ! That's what we tried to build back in the early 80's . We failed miserably .

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:47 AM

Now that is cool! Like it a whole lot better than those 3 wheel things they are advertising/selling on television the last couple years! :lol:


Are you referring to the Can Am? The cycle that makes me think "training wheels". Posted Image

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hey Harry, did you know that there is one of those that was locally owned?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:01 AM

Hey Harry, did you know that there is one of those that was locally owned?


I saw a video of it cruising around downtown on youtube.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

You can still get 3-wheeled thrills from the paragon. Here's the 2011-2012 Morgan.

http://wot.motortren...neva-34625.html

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

I saw a video of it cruising around downtown on youtube.


When I heard him say he drives in in Downtown Chicago, I thought he was awful brave!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

When I heard him say he drives in in Downtown Chicago, I thought he was awful brave!


I used to work downtown, and drove to work every day (no public transportation for me!). Believe it or not, you actually get used to the traffic and the cabdrivers and the buses and the bicycle messengers and the clueless pedestrians. In all my years driving downtown five days a week, I was never involved in an accident. But I don't think I'd want to try that these days... I'm too used to "easy" suburban driving now. The downtown traffic would probably eat me alive! :lol:

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 02:54 PM

I only drive Downtown for the Auto Show any more, I've taken a train down to go the The Museum of Science and Industry and the cab ride from the train station to there was........not for the faint of heard..... Cab ride back wasn't so bad, both were pricy though, for just a day trip like that it would be cheaper to drive the Jeep out, pay to park it, drive home........and that includes getting lost going into the city or heading back out while paying $4 a gallon for gas!