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Bob Purton

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Nice little Goggo for sale
« on: February 26, 2008, 09:36:49 AM »
Here is a nice tidy little Goggo, Do I see a certain plywood built three wheeler in the background known to many of us? Got to be more interesting than wheelchairs.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320221918043&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=011

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 12:34:35 PM »
Dear Bobby Bubble

What is that golden orange coloured vehicle in the third photograph? Is it a candidate for mystery car of the day?

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 01:26:32 PM »
Hi Chris. At first I thought the car in the background was a 2CV based plywood bodied car built by a boat builder that many of us saw at the National a few years ago, the rally that was organised by Tony Marshal. On closer scrutiny I dont think it is that one now but cant be sure.  Looks an interesting car though doesnt it?
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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 02:00:04 PM »
There are a few more interesting cars in the background of the Goggo. What is the silver one ???

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 02:19:33 PM »
I dont know what the silver one is either. Here is a picturre of the marine plywood car.

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 02:20:07 PM »
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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 03:45:46 PM »
I saw this plywood car ages ago in Weston Park at the National. and in one of the older Rum car News.
I guess it was based on a 2 CV Citroen chassis. Thats what i was told anyway!

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 06:27:47 PM »
The orange car in the background is a Corbin Merlin: http://matt_birchard.tripod.com/cars/merlin.htm

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 06:47:26 PM »
Dear Blob

Well spotted, a Corbin Merlin. Not quite a Microcar but certainly a three wheeler and probably the only one in the UK.

The silver car is a Ginetta G20 Junior track car. Again not a Microcar, so please avert your eyes.

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 07:31:03 PM »
Funnily enough the thought "Corbin sparrow" went through my head earlier but I concluded it was far too big to be one of those. Didnt know of the existance of the Merlin! Incidently I have seen a sparrow a couple of times on the streets of Islington, dont know who owns it.

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 04:19:59 PM »
Two websites on the work-of-art cold-moulded wood three-wheeler:
http://home.clara.net/peterfrost/tryaneii.html
http://oecc.nexenservices.com/Galery/Tryane.php

As you can see it's called the Tryane II (three wheeled Dyane) and the real (yes, real) name of its builder is Friend Wood.

It's main claim to fame is that it seems to have a drag coefficient of 0.24, fairly reliably measured from coast-down testing - which probably makes it the most aerodynamic amateur-built car ever.

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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 06:54:45 PM »
If anyone has a copy of RUMCAR News No.23 (sadly now out of print) Friend Wood's Tryane 2 was the featured car and describes how it was constructed.  The car is of course on the Register number R472 although I must admit I have not heard from the owner for some years now.
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Re: Nice little Goggo for sale
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 07:10:59 PM »
If anyone has a copy of RUMCAR News No.23 (sadly now out of print) Friend Wood's Tryane 2 was the featured car and describes how it was constructed. The car is of course on the Register number R472 although I must admit I have not heard from the owner for some years now.

Thaks Jean, i found it now. Was searching the old issues for a while.