Donnerstag, 1. Januar 2015

Rare literature from France

Hello folks.

I have found an old French book with plans and building instructions for many projects, from bicycle sidecars, velocars to small motorized sportscars.

Somewhere in the book I found a two seater velocar, wich is quite similar to my project:

The book was printed shortly after WW2, so the motivation for building such things  may have been different than nowadays.

Then it was simply the lack of alternatives:
Almost no cars at the market, no gas to run them and just low tech materials available (mostly wood).

Nowadays it's more a fun thing for persons, who are not pleased with all these usual high volume products, and instead build themselves an unique piece of craftmanship, which cannot be found elsewhere.

Happy New Year,