Triking

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Triking Sports Cars
Triking Cyclecar

Triking is the common name for the Triking Sports Cars, the United Kingdom based manufacturer of the 3-wheeled Triking Cyclecar, located in Hingham, Norfolk, formerly in Marlingford, Norfolk.[1] Trikings are essentially a modern version of the 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, and a cross between a sports car and a microcar.

History[edit]

Triking with front mounted Moto-Guzzi V-twin motorcycle engine

Triking Sports Cars was originally founded as Triking Cyclecars Ltd by former Lotus employee Tony Divey (1930 - 2013). He built the first Triking in the late 1970s because he was unable to acquire a Morgan.[2] It featured a steel space frame with alloy panels and a glass-fibre bonnet, and was powered by a Moto Guzzi V-twin motorcycle engine. Its popularity lead to production. In 1990 Divey designed a new tubular front end and a one piece glass-fibre "body".[3]

Telegraph writer, Andrew English, commented of the Triking driving experience: "The intimacy is both profound, delightful and, for the claustrophobic, disturbing. Everything is so contiguous with the driver; you could have sex at a greater distance than this."

Triking Cyclecars Ltd was dissolved in 2006 upon Divey's retirement and was reformed in 2009 by Alan Layzell, a Triking employee.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The A-Z of Three-Wheelers A definitive reference guide by Elvis Payne, Crecy Publishing Ltd 2013 ISBN 97819080347169
  2. ^ The A-Z of Three-Wheelers A definitive reference guide by Elvis Payne, Crecy Publishing Ltd 2013 ISBN 97819080347169
  3. ^ http://trikingsportscars.co.uk/
  4. ^ The A-Z of Three-Wheelers A definitive reference guide by Elvis Payne, Crecy Publishing Ltd 2013 ISBN 97819080347169

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