Saturday, May 1, 2021


Designed as minimum powered transport for paratroopers, these were intended to be parachuted in with the troops, once located, the can is opened, seat and handlebars folded out into a workable minibike. One speed, push to start, 30 mph top speed and enough fuel for about 90 miles, I wonder how many saw effective use. More here.

 The idea was carried on after the war, kickstart and lights were added to make a civilian version called the Corgi. Between 1948 and 1954, 27,000 were made. Another postwar motorcycle oddity.

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