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The First Cyclecar

Built in Paris by Bourbeau & Devaux, the Bedelia was an interesting car whereby the passenger and driver sat in a for and aft position and both were required to operate it. Initially powered by single cylinder Aster engines the company later installed their own belt driven v-twin units. In 1920 the partner’s sold the manufacturing…

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The Scripps-Booth V8-Powered Vitesse Speedster

1916 Scripps Booth V8-Powered Vitesse Speedster

James Scripps-Booth, heir to the Detroit Evening News fortune, developed three unique vehicles during the 1912 to 1922 period when he was involved with building vehicles. The Scripps-Booth car introduced in 1915 with a four-cylinder engine, and the o.h.v. V8-powered machines that followed in 1916 were his most successful cars. It is a rare event…

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