Car Albums
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Bubble Cars, Microcars, 3-wheelers
'Bubble Cars' also known as 'Microcars' were almost invented in the 1940s responding to post-war austerity conditions. In fact there were little more than a 1940s remake of the pre-war 'Cyclecars'. Whereas Cyclecars tended to use Motorcycle engines, Bubble Cars were more likely to use engines from Scooters (Isetta) as well as their wheels. Several models had perspex canopies or roofs and hence the term 'Bubble Cars' was coined. The 1956 Suez Crisis resulted in fuel rationing, and helped to create new demand for these little cars. However, several manufacturers attempted to get into this market with more mature offerings, usually by designing something more sophisticated and the Fiat 500 was probably the most successful of these. Britain's Morris Mini and Hillman Imp both started out as Bubble Car projects before completing as 'small' cars instead.
Berkeley Cars
Goggomobil T250
Heinkel 200.
Messerschmitt KR175, KR200
NSU Prinz I, II, III
Bond Minicar Mark A to Mark G
Reliant Regal
Zündapp Janus 250
Singer Chamois Isetta front
Imp and Isetta. The Singer Chamois (Imp) was designed to combat the threat of the 'Bubble Cars' represented here by the BMW 300 Isetta. In development the Imp grew up and the bubble burst for the little 3-wheelers.
Morgan Three Wheeler
BMC Mini
Fiat 500
Hillman Imp, Super Imp, Husky, and Californian
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
Photos may be purchased from PhotoBox