Campagna T-Rex

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Campagna T-Rex
Green Campagna T-Rex in New York.jpg
Stock 2007 model
Manufacturer Campagna Corporation
Production Since 1996
Assembly Boucherville, Quebec
Engine 1.4 L Kawasaki I4
Transmission 6-speed manual
5-speed manual (2003)
Wheelbase 90.0 in (2,286 mm)
Dimensions L: 3,500 mm (137.8 in)
W: 1,981 mm (78.0 in)
H: 1,067 mm (42.0 in)
2005–2006 model with aftermarket sound system and full windshield.
2007 Campagna T-REX modified by Aero 3S photographed at Auto classique Montréal 2008

The Campagna T-Rex is a two-seat, three-wheeled motor vehicle created by the Campagna Corporation, located in Quebec, Canada. It has a 1.4 L, straight-four engine.[1] Although it is usually registered as a motorcycle, the interior can accommodate the driver and a single passenger seated side-by-side, with adjustable seat backs, a foot-pedal box, and retractable three-point seat belts. The manual transmission, controlled by hand, more closely resembles a motorcycle's transmission than that of a car.

The T-Rex has been commercially available since the early 1990s. The Campagna T-Rex was designed and styled by Deutschman Design.

History[edit]

In 1976, 1977 and 1979, Daniel Campagna was a Formula Ford racer in Quebec. He made some significant motoring inventions, including the Voodoo in 1982. As part of the technical team for Formula 1 racer Gilles Villeneuve[when?], he handcrafted his first model of the T-Rex and subsequently founded his own company, Campagna Moto Sport Inc. in 1990. He brought together a production team and the prototype vehicle was finalized a few years later.

From 1994 to 2000, the T-Rex was only available in Quebec, but since the early 2000s it has been sold in the rest of Canada and the United States. In June of 2004, the company was facing financial difficulties and it granted exclusive worldwide license to manufacture and sell the T-Rex to T-Rex Vehicles Inc. Due to this arrangement, the company claims that production costs have been reduced by 20% without much difficulty.

In spring of 2008, T-Rex Vehicles Inc. declared bankruptcy. The company's assets were acquired later that year by André Morissette and David Neault of Campagna Motors.[2]

In January 2009, Campagna Motors announced the relocation of their Plessisville, Quebec plant to Boucherville, Quebec to be closer to Montreal.[2]

Since July, 2009, the company has 23 employees producing two to three T-Rex vehicles per week .[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "T-Rex 14R specifications". Campagna. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Campagna Motors et le T-Rex : une relance bien amorcée! (vidéo)" [Campagna Motors and T-Rex: a recovery well underway (video)!] (in French). July 14, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 

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