Allright (automobile)

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This article is about the German automobile. For the community in Illinois, U.S., see Allright, Illinois. For other uses, see Alright (disambiguation).

The Allright (known in Germany as the Allreit and outside of Germany as the Vindec) was a German automobile manufactured from 1908 to 1913 at the Cologne-Lindenthal factory that produced Allright, Tiger, Roland, and Vindec-Special bicycles and motorcycles.

The first Allright-Mobil of 1908 was offered with an air-cooled 5 hp (3.7 kW)[1] v-twin engine and four wire wheels. It weighed 200 kg (440 lb) and could reach 35 km/h (22 mph).

From 1910 an improved model was offered, available as two-seater Runabout or delivery truck. Its 960cc v-twin engine delivered 7 hp (5.2 kW) at 1300 rpm. A rear-wheel-drive vehicle, its axle was driven via a conical leather clutch, a three-speed transmission, and chains. The vehicle weighed 500 kg (1,100 lb) and could attain a speed of 55 km/h (34 mph). It was sold for 3,000 German gold marks.

Vindec-Special[edit]

In 1906 the Motor Cycling Club's gold medal was awarded to those who could complete the 391-mile journey from London to Edinburgh in under 24 hours. The fastest finisher was Tom Woodman (22h 38m) riding a 5-horsepower Vindec Special motor-bicycle. W. H. 'Billy' Wells in second was also riding a Vindec.[2]

Vindecs were also placed in the 1907 Isle of Man TT Twin Cylinder race, Billy Wells coming second and J. A. Dent fourth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans-Otto Neubauer, "Allright (Allreit)", in G. N. Georgano, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of Motorcars 1885-1968. (New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1974), pp. 36
  2. ^ The Times, Sports in Brief, 4 June 1906

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