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History of the ’86 Suzuki Mighty Boy, aka the “BIGRIG”

History of the ’86 Suzuki Mighty Boy, aka the “BIGRIG”

Suzuki Mighty Boy 1986 SS40T – PS-QL variant, the Australian Mighty Boy. The Japanese Suzuki Mighty Boy (SS40T) was produced from February 1983 to January 1988. The Suzuki Mighty Boy still has a following in Japan and Australia. The 1986 Suzuki Mighty Boy Variant (SS40T – PS-QL) “BIGRIG” is the flagship of Microcar Models Australia. […]

History of the Lightburn Zeta Utility, A Car That Could Do It All

History of the Lightburn Zeta Utility, A Car That Could Do It All

The Zeta ‘Runabout’ Sedan, it is true, was spacious and convenient enough to carry most loads, at least in a recreational or small-job capacity. But it was not the most suitable vehicle for business- or fleet-owners. Lightburn & Co., however, would not let a large piece of the market slip away, and so they developed […]

History of the ’56 Avolette Record de Luxe, France

History of the ’56 Avolette Record de Luxe, France

Egon Brutsch, of Germany, designed the Avolette Record. Utilising bubble shapes and glass fiber shells joined with a rubber seal connecting the top and bottom sections. Mr Brutsch successfully licensed his concept to several European businesses and had more success with this than himself building the cars. One licensee was M. Avot of the business […]

The History of the 1983 Bamby Car Mk1 and its Collectibles

The History of the 1983 Bamby Car Mk1 and its Collectibles

Designed by Alan Evans in 1983 and produced in Hull, UK by Bamby Cars Limited. The name ‘Bamby’ was Anglicised from Alan’s first choice ‘Bambino’ Italian for baby, because the car was small like a baby. The concept originally was to make a microcar for his wife so she could drive to the shops, make […]

The History of the 1942 L’Oeuf Electrique (The Electric Egg)

The History of the 1942 L’Oeuf Electrique (The Electric Egg)

The L’Oeuf Electrique (The Electric Egg) was a three-wheeled microcar built in Paris in 1942, by Paul Arzens, an Engineer and Artist, as a bespoke lightweight personal car. The designation of “Egg” car was soon attached to this unique car as it was seen driving around Paris in 1942 and was likely the first bubble […]

From Germany to Australia, the History of the 1960 Goggomobil

From Germany to Australia, the History of the 1960 Goggomobil

From 1959–1961 Bill Buckle of Sydney famously imported the Goggomobil from Germany into Australia and in 1960 using the base of the successful Goggomobil Dart sedan, produced the Carryall delivery van completely in-house from his own unique design. The concept was to produce a utilitarian van that would have a cheap purchase price, was efficient […]

Microcar Models’ Danny Draper is Latest hobbyDB Shareholder

Microcar Models’ Danny Draper is Latest hobbyDB Shareholder

Danny Draper of Microcar Models Australia is the newest shareholder in hobbyDB. MMA is a small company that makes minuscule models of microscopic cars. But they still think big. “Our desire is for microcars and bubble cars not previously made or to reimagine those known but longer available,” said Danny, founder of the company. Started […]

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