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photoblog image Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 5/6

Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 5/6

THREE WHEELED THRILLERS

I said on Tuesday that 3-wheeled cars were part of the entertainment and here the 1932 1,208cc.Morgan of Bill and Maggie Tuer leads the similar 1933 model of Greg Bibby and Vicky White.

Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 5/6

THREE WHEELED THRILLERS

I said on Tuesday that 3-wheeled cars were part of the entertainment and here the 1932 1,208cc.Morgan of Bill and Maggie Tuer leads the similar 1933 model of Greg Bibby and Vicky White.

comments (13)

Those are crazy!
Brian Walbey: All the rage in the 30's. Elizabeth, the sports car of the day. I can just imagine you and Frank, hair blowing the breeze, tearing it up on route 89a in one of these.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 15 Apr 2016, 03:47
Wonderful machines, Brian...I have not seen one in ages.
Brian Walbey: I hadn't seen one for a long while until these came out to race, the leading one is very quick indeed.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Apr 2016, 05:06
Je trouve drôle ces véhicules au ras du sol.
Brian Walbey: All the rage in the 1930's.Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2016, 06:35
How thin the wheels look and how close to the ground can you get!
Brian Walbey: No doubt there is a great sensation of speed being that low. I once rode in a bubble car, bum about 6 inches off the ground, and it seemed to be hurtling along, although it wasn't!
They sort of look ropey Brian, though I'm sure they're not.
Brian Walbey: Very much not Chad, all the bright young men had these in the 30's.
These three-wheeled cars are just fabulous Brian, aren't they?
Brian Walbey: I hadn't seen one for ages until these came out on the track Richard, the speed and roadholding is quite impressive.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Apr 2016, 08:56
Thanks for you reply about your motor-cycles, Brian
Brian Walbey: A pleasure Lisl, and not too boring I hope.
Good action shot of these crazy things, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, you might like to read my reply to your good lady if you get time.
great capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Much more interesting than F1 smile
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, they were very quick and seemed to handle quite well also.
Our neighbour used to have one of these and an e type Jag in his garage.
Brian Walbey: Lucky man, I bet the Morgan was much more fun.
The still make a three wheeler Brian. If you ever get the chance do the tour of the Morgan factory in Malvern. I think you would love it
Brian Walbey: I've heard about the factory tour but hadn't realised they still made the 3-wheeler.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2016, 21:52
An engine placed ahead of the axis of the front wheels and with a V configuration. It is like running with your heart outside of your body!

You mention two people for each car, but I see only one person doing the racing. The two people are the owners?
Brian Walbey: Back before WWII these were the sporty car to have for the not so rich, and bill tells me Morgan still build 3-wheelers. In #46 you can't see the passenger but in the leading car you can just see the top of the passengers helmet above the bodywork, they keep low down for better wind resistance, rather them than me!

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