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Principles of Cycle Car Construction- Part II

A Falcon cyclecar, about to depart on a successful reliabilty run from Cleveland, Ohio to Staunton, Virginia, a distance of more than 400 miles. Today, we have the second installment in our series about cyclecars. In the United States, these diminutive devices enjoyed a brief period of popularity from about 1912 to 1915, a time…

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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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