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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sans Permis in the UK
« Last Post by Barry on Today at 09:54:56 AM »
I don't remember ever getting any paperwork Jean-do.  I thought the number plates were just artistic :).  I will have a look for documents.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Sans Permis in the UK
« Last Post by jean-do on Today at 07:40:11 AM »
hi frieds, that "petite anne" was mine .... it has been sold with french regular title .... where is this document now?
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Bob Purton on June 21, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
Ah, that's interesting Malcolm. Thanks for taking the time to look into it. So I wonder if 1970's man adopted it or thought he had invented it?  I guess we will never know.
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on June 21, 2017, 01:03:12 PM »
Looking through other magazines around the same period, it looks like Power & Pedal with the Scooter October 1957 is the earliest example I can find, in fact it looks to me like Power & Pedal was the only magazine that adopted the term until the 70s.
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by steven mandell on June 21, 2017, 12:30:13 PM »
An enchanted time in an enchanted land indeed.
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So, I set myself a deadline of last Sunday 18 June to get my Model 70 finished. Pleased to say it made it and it's almost done. Still a few bits to find and things to do, but it's close.

Hopefully it will have an MOT this week. It failed last week, but only on a poor earth affecting the lights and a sticking rear brake cylinder. Not bad!

At the show it got lots of attention, mainly from kids who loved it and pointed out it had only 3 wheels, or anyone over 40 who hadn't seen one in years.

Best of all was a chap called Tony who came over and said he had butterflies when he saw it. Reason is he was a mechanic and fitter on them for many years near Croydon and he couldn't believe one was still going. Naturally I offered for him to sit in it and start it and it made his day and he shared a few stories with me. That alone made all the effort worthwhile.

Thought I'd share a few photos, and use this as an opportunity to thank everyone for their help from Stuart and Simon at the register for invaluable help with getting it identified, Barry for bits and advice, Jean for the original rear lights, the Hafliger Technik team for engine parts, Big Al for advice, plus fellow enthusiasts and owners Frazer and Scott for their help and advice.

Cheers!
Neal
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Bob Purton on June 16, 2017, 11:55:29 PM »
I have seen the word microcar as a collective term used much earlier than that Grant.
Here is an article from 1957 scooter magazine indicating that microcars were labelled under this heading in the 50's.

I have tried to upload the page but the site doesnt appear to be working or the image is too large..
The link below should work though and its also being discussed on classic microcars facebook group.


https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-0/p480x480/19144120_1891748511046960_4917289887785484880_o.jpg?oh=8c175cf3293d287ce3662e20ad4b7b70&oe=59D43670
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Grant Kearney on June 16, 2017, 11:23:07 PM »
Although mentioned in the article from 1952, the word Microcar used in the context of today is thought to have originated from one of the MOC club gatherings in the early 70s.  The chaps credited with this word to describe the various different cars that were beginning to meet up at 'multi make rallies' are still very much involved and hopefully one of them who on occasions visits here can confirm. 
Grant
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RUMCar News / Re: Rumcar News Issue 133
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on June 16, 2017, 08:41:51 PM »
Dear Bob

Thank you for your question.

I have no idea what the answer to your question is, but I will do some research and ask a few people and see what I find.

Having said that. if anybody can come up with the answer before me, I am sure Bob will be more than pleased.

Chris Thomas
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