Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Triking Cars

From Graces Guide

Triking of Marlingford in Norfolk are the UK based manufacturers of the 3-wheeled Triking Cyclecar.

Trikings are inspired by the 1930's Morgan 3 wheelers, and are essentially a modernised version of these. They are also in practice a cross between a sports car and a microcar.

Former Lotus employee Tony Divey built the first Triking in the late 1970s in response to being unable to acquire a Morgan.

The original Triking featured a steel space-frame with an alloy panels and glass-fibre bonnet, and was powered by a Moto Guzzi V-twin motorcycle engine. This proved popular and production eventuated. In 1990 Divey redesigned the Cyclecar with a new tubular front end and a one piece glass-fibre "body".

An employee of Divey's, Alan Layzell, built his own supercharged Triking, giving prodigious performance.

  • Triking 1979-90

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • A-Z British Cars 1945-1980 by Graham Robson. Published by Herridge and Sons. ISBN 0-9541063-9-3