Cycle Car is the name that Europeans used for Trike and they were very popular in England, France, Italy. Germaby & Austria between 1910 and the late 1930’s. As a matter of fact they offered a big tax advantage – reduced registration and annual license versus small cars or “voiturettes” of the time – propelling them to become hugely popular. Pete Larsen in Seattle loved so much the legendary Morgan three-wheeler of the 1930’s that he decided to create an American version that he named the ACE (stands for American Cycle-Car Endeavor). As you can see, this trike is theater on the road, a way to make a statement and to salute the past.
But despite its retro appearance the Ace delivers modern performance and drives almost like a sport car. Weighing barely 1000pounds and powered by the latest Harley-Davidson® Twin-Cam® ‘B’ engine (100 + HP), the ACE features a 5-speed (w/reverse) automotive transmission, rally clutch, unequal length ‘A’ arm front suspension and triple disc brakes. With it’s low weight, low center of gravity and favorable power/weight ration, the ACE is capable of 120 mph and will embarrass many cage drivers. especially on twisty lanes. Clentele? Probably again the middle-aged male motor head who want to smell the country side at low or high speed. You could even see one Ace making a pit stop next week in Daytona. Ace by Liberty Motors. (thank you Ian).