Welcome to 3-wheelers.com

Love them or loathe them the 3-wheeler, Cycle-car or even Tri-car, has had an important impact in the development of the present day motor car. From the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the Concept cars of the future, these vehicles can hold their headlamps up with pride. They were present at the birth of motoring and possibly may well be the the answer to the future with the constant depletion of the Earth’s energy resources.

A-Z of 3-wheelers

Modest Watch Reviews

Take a fascinating A-Z tour of over 370 3-wheelers from AC to Zundapp with vehicles from 1769 through to present day.

History of 3-wheelers

Before there were 4-wheelers there were 3.  A brief time line of 3-wheelers from Leonardo da Vinci’s plans in 1478 to present day.

Old Website

Gone but not forgotten, the old version of 3-wheelers.com and the 2,100+ pages that it contains has now been archived although is still available.
A new 3-wheelers.com - What's happening?


After 20 years, 2,100 pages and 3.2 million hits it's finally time to say good bye to the old 3-wheelers.com.

The site was created in January 2000 and over the years the technology behind it hardly changed.  As the world embraced new ways to access the Internet via mobile phones and tablets, search engines introduced new algorithms to favour those sites that were mobile friendly and those they were not were cast aside.  As a result the hits started to fall from the 32,000 hits the site used to enjoy each day.

With over 2,100 pages the old website is far too big to update and so a decision has been taken to archive off the old site and start from fresh with a new one.  The old one covered so much stuff it was like a Jack of all trades, the new site however will be a smaller site just concentrating on the A-Z of 3-wheelers.

It will take time to get there and so until completed various links on this site will link to the archived version.
To view the latest changes see Latest Updates.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Elvis Payne (March 2020)

The book to complement this website: 
The A-Z of Three Wheelers by Elvis Payne

Driving Penalties

Know your limit: The science behind the drink-drive limit
Maintenance & Resources for 3 Wheelers
Owning and maintaining your 3 wheeler is quite different than a standard automobile in some ways. Parts such as a correct windshield or original wheel can be difficult to locate even with the advent of the internet and social sharing sites. For this reason, I've listed some resources below for your consideration and further review.

1. www.tireindustry.org  - The Tire Industry Association.
2. www.tirekingdom.com home - Tires & routine maintenance info.

1. www.vintageglass.com - USA glass company specializing in classic car auto glass.
2. www.suntecautoglass.com - Phoenix, AZ company that can source vintage windshields/glass.
1. www.eetc.org - Equipment and Engine Training Council.
2. www.technician.academy - Engine technician school & resource.
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