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1934 - 1940

This little car had its origin in a fairground 'dodgem car' and never entirely lost the appearance of one.  It was designed by Jack Shillan who also made the Scoota-Boat, and was originally electrically-powered and tetherd to a central pole to run in circles.  In 1934 the Scootacar had a single speed, automatic clutch and no springs, relying on the balloon tyres to give a reasonably comfortable ride.  Drive was to one rear wheel and a single band brake operated on the other.

Around 1000 Scootacars were made, including a few assembled after the war.  One covering 15,000 miles under its own power.  This was all the more remarkable as it was a 98cc single-speed model.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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