Daily Archives: February 25, 2016


Mighty Mites – the Peel P50 and Peel Trident

The Peel P50 is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest car. Originally manufactured on the Isle of Man from 1962 to 1965 by Peel Engineering, it was advertised as the perfect vehicle for “one adult and a shopping bag.”   Along with the bubble-topped Trident, the P50 featured tricycle design…


What Might Been – The Stevens Cipher and the Mazda Miata

Almost ten years before the Mazda Miata would rekindle the world’s affection for small roadsters, Tony Stevens wanted to produce an affordable alternative to the designs offered by larger manufacturers. Stevens, who had been an engineer at the Rootes Group, working on various Sunbeam, Humber and Hillman designs had already dabbled in the small manufacturer waters…

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