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MZ_AltTransportation-Badge.gifSmart Car too big for you? Too much of a road hog? Gas guzzler? What you need is a real “microcar,” like a Peel Trident or a Peel P50. These strange little cars were made by Peel Engineering, on the Isle of Man, in the 1960s — most ran on a 50cc (49cc, actually) moped engine and on three very tiny wheels. Andy Carter’s Peel Microcars site has a great gallery of these munchkin-worthy vehicles.

Peel Microcars

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • nrp

    All you need to know about the P50, you can learn watching Jeremy Clarkson drive one on Top Gear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJfSS0ZXYdo

  • Gareth Branwyn

    That was hilarious. Thanks for that link, NRP.

  • FlatTop

    If you’re in the area you can go check one out in person at the Microcar Museum in Madison, GA:

    http://microcarmuseum.com/

  • KentKB

    Sweet,
    This makes me want to dress up as a Lego figure and drive one of these around town.
    I wonder if you can have this small wonder delivered by FedEx?.