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British Sidecars - An Overview

ACAP
Aero
AJS
Austro-Omega, Austria
AJL Sidecars
APS Sidecars
Avion
BAF
Bambini (see also Watsonian)
BD
Bender, Denmark
Binder
Blacknell, UK
Blackthorn
Briggs, UK
Bufflier , France
Busmar
Canterbury, UK
Cechie, sidecar-cz.com
Charnwood, fitted to R67 in BMW gallery
Chorovski
Combination Garage , Japan
Continental , India
Corda
Corgi, UK
Cozy , India
Cushman , United States
Cykleborsen , Denmark
CZ-Stoye
Dania
Druzeta
Duna
Dusting, Australia
Engstrom , Denmark
Era
Ero Sidecars
Falke/Falkensee
Favorit
Favorite
Felber, Austria
Fritz Heigl , Germany
heigl-fritz.de
Galimberti
Garrard, UK
Gautherot, France
Geko, Swiss
Georgi, Germany
Gewo
Globe, India
Goulding, Australia
Grindlay, Great Britain
Grus
Haller-Stoye
Harley Davidson, United States
Hiller
HMO Hegi
HTH
Ideal Sidecars
Imperia
Imperial Sidecars
Junak
Jurisch Microcars
Juwel Sidecars
Kalinowski Sidecars
Kalich Sidecars
Kappa, Japan. sakuma-engineering
Kruger, Germany
Laurin & Klement, Austria
Lohner, Austria
Longhi, Italy
Master, Netherlands
MAW
Mills & Fulford
Minato, Japan
Mober Sidecars
Motek Sidecars
Montgomery, UK
Murphy, Australia. Norton 16H with Murphy in the Norton Gallery
New Imperial
Nimbus, Denmark
Noxal
OWB, Germany
Piaggio/Vespa, Italy
Precision
Belgium
Quepo, Italy
Rabbit, Japan
Rankin, UK
Rekfod , Austria
Royal Sidecars
Stolz Sidecars
Superelastik Sidecars
Sakuma, Japan
Seidel, Austria
Sheffield-Henderson
SideRider, UK
Silver Pigeon, Japan
Simmer, Germany
Squire, UK
SOL
Sterling
Star, Denmark
Steib, Germany
Stolz, Germany
Stoye, Germany
Surrey, UK
Swallow, UK
Texas Sidecars, United States (closed 2015)

Tilbrook, Australia
Tittarelli, Italy
Trojan, UK
Velorex
Czech
Velorex USA
VP
VOA
Walter
Wasp, UK
Watsonian, UK
Wunsche
Zundapp, Germany


Mon Oct 13 2014
porzi.wentland at gmx.de
Vodac Sidecars
Hello there!
I am a student for conservation of technological heritage. At the moment I am working on a cycle pulled trailer by the company "Vodac". I can't seem to find any information on this company, I only came across this name on your website referring to the welbikes. It seems to have been a company specialised on side cars or trailers. Do you perhaps have any information concerning "vodac" or know where I could look for it? I'd be very happy if so. I attached some photos. The database says the trailer was manufactured in 1952. Many thanks and greetings from Glasgow,
Eva Wentland
Glasgow

Images of the Vodak child's trailer are in the sidecar gallery.



Dec 5th 2013
Walter sidecars
WALTER Motorrad-Gespanntechnik
Inh.: Ridiger & Zech
D-34590 Wabern-Harle
Zur Weinen Brucke 4A
walter-motorrad-gespanntechnik.de (404)


Jan 20th 2014
There is a newly published book on Czech sidecars which contains photos and history of approximately 34 different makes.
The text is in Czechoslovakian language.  The book is available through several English book sellers.
Best Wishes,    Jonathan Hayt

Czech Sidecars

 

Fri Mar 15 2013
emnjonh<at>gmail.com
sidecars
czech obscure
Many obscure Czech sidecars are listed with photos on the Motorcycle Club Praha web site.
Look under "Sidecars made in Bohemia" for the listing with photos.
They would be good items for your web site.
Best Regards,    Jonathan Hayt

The page Jonathan refers to is: http://www.sidecar-cz.com/sidecary-vyrabene-cechach-ceskoslovensku

Marques mentioned include:

Aero
Avion
BAF
BD
Cechie
CZ
Druzeta
Era
Favorite
Grus Chorovski
Itar
JAC
Jawa
Jessy
KBM
Kobras
Laurin & Klement
MC
Motex
Orion
Plicka
Praga
Premier
Walk
Ruzicka
Marque "S"
Smrcka
Tacheci (sp?)
TAP
Torpedo
Tuma
Tlustoš


Mon Jan 09 2012
twinkley4<at>hotmail dot com
Sidecar
Garrard Latimer
Hi, we are trying to find a detailed drawing of the chassis for 1954 / 55 model, are you able to advise where we may find one, we have searched the net endlessly to no avail. Please help. Many thanks, Sue
London, UK



Fri Dec 23 2011
johnlynda<at>ymail com
Australian sidecar
Hawk or Hawke? 1930's
Believed to have used some Dusting mounts. Rear has hawk tail shape

Attached pics of the Hawke sidecar. Only story to come with it was that it was used in 1939 for a honeymoon in South Australia. The felt hub seal outer has GMH stamped into it.
Cheers
John
Ipswich Qld Australia


Sat Jul 31 2010
emnjonh<at>gmail com
European sidecars
Binder, Hiller, Favorit sidecars
A few more sidecars for your
sidecar page: Binder (Not Bender)
Hiller (not Haller-Stoye) and
Favorit = all German postwar but classic design.
Best wishes, Jonathan Hayt


August 2009
valiant770<at>gotalk.net.au
Nowadays, a motorcycle sidecar might not arouse the same ecstasy as it used to bikes in early days, but the latest vehicle by Francois Knorreck is a sidecar with difference that gives an entirely new definition to the sidecars. Dubbed "Snaefell," the 1000cc Laverda motorcycle has three exhausts, and its sidecar offers a luxury ride in comparison to regular sidecars. The designer has employed different parts of a  Kawasaki  1000RX and a number of cars to accomplish the motorcycle sidecar, which took 10 years and nearly 15,000 Euros to combine biking and luxury car ride in a single vehicle.
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/06/29/snaefell-laverda-sidecar-project/


Sun May 31 2009
benito<at>kfn-ag.ch
Emblem
CH HMO-Hegi
Is this HMO-Hegi Emblem for sale? i understand not very well ingish, but I'm very intresting for this Emblem because look www.hmo-gespanne,ch
6372 Ennetmoos


Sun May 03 2009
vladtspes<at>comcast.net
duna sidecar
Duna unknown
I am looking for a parts source for Duna sidecars used on the Pannonia motorcycle.  anyone know of any reliable parts sources?
california


Mar 08 2009
HMO HEGI - MOTOS SWITZERLAND
Badge offered on Ebay
Size 7 cm / 2.75 inches


Mon Mar 02 2009
caver<at>iinet.net.au
Globe Rocket Sidecar
Globe Rocket
Hi
Is it possible to get fitting which connects sizecar to scooter.the one I have is for a Vespa. The type may be similar to Bambani.
Perth Australia


Thu Feb 12 2009
emnjonh<at>comcast.net
Czech sidecars
CZ et al sidecars
You may wish to see an obscure Czech sidecar site:
www.volny.cz/sidecar. Particularly see photos of CZ-Stpye.

Another web site of which you probably aware is: www.vorkriegs-seitenwagen.de

In the event that you are not familiar with this site,  it lists some 45 plus prewar german and austrian sidecar manufacturers and includes photos and other data relating to  some of the various makes.

Best wishes. Jonathan Hayt
Tucson, AZ, USA

...............

Your excellent web site does not include certain European sidecars that you may wish to add:

Danish sidecars: Bender, Dania, Star, Sterling, Engstrom, and Nimbus. Your  photos of Nimbus combiinations include ACAP and, I believe, a green Nimbus sidecar.  Additionally, there are several photos of a red Nimbus motorcycle with a red sidecar that has vertical chrome or alloy trim strips and a blunt nose.  That sidecar is not identified in the captions but it is a Dania..

Under Stoye sidecars, you may wish to add the following Stoye licensed products:  CZ-Stoye (Czech), Haller-Stoye (Swiss) and Precision (Belgian And French).

Under DDR, the following: Falke/Falkensee, Gewo, MAW, HTH and Wunsche. There are others but, I think, for the moment that is enough so  I'll stop here.

Regards,    jonathan

Thanks to Jonathon Hayt


Feb 2009
Australian sidecars include Dusting and Goulding.


Jan 2009
“The Sidecar - A History” by Geoff Brazendale, a limited edition, 250pp, A4, quality hardback book covering the complete story of the origins and development of the sidecar in the 20th century.  The book includes a section on bicycle sidecars and an appendix of over 300 makes.
More information:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pattle/nacc/arc0248.htm


Thu May 10 2007
nannyteeny<at>hotmail dot com
bambini box

Hi I have an old Bambini Box, and am hoping to sell it- I wondered if you could give me any idea of it's value- it has been resprayed anf looks in good condition.
Derek
surrey

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