Wild Sidecars

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10 Responses to “Wild Sidecars”


  1. 1 fuji Mar 17th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I like the condo.

  2. 2 Brett Mar 17th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Ha!!! I love the camper side car.

  3. 3 Boss Hawg Mar 18th, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Love the camper sidecar myself…what a novel idea.

    Boss Hawg

  4. 4 Dale Mar 18th, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I agree, the camper is cool. Someone should make an Airstream version ; )

  5. 5 Fluke Mar 18th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Bottom left looks like family or “saloon” side-car and not a camper, they were quite common on the roads of Britain in the 50’s. Looks like 2 adult size. the more common configuration was in 1 adult and 1 child.

    Yeah, I know the Goldwing is late 70’s, but the sidecar style is a lot earlier.

    Busmar were one of the prettiest from those days, google “Busmar sidecars” for some retro eye candy.

  6. 6 jatinder pal Mar 19th, 2010 at 2:20 am

    …Loves those sidecars,wish newer bikes too can accommodate these kinds of beauties.All above are true classics.

  7. 7 SidecarJohn Mar 19th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    The bottom left sidecar is a Gemini and was built in the 1980s. Geminis were indeed based upon the older coachbuilt sidecars of earlier times that were basic family transport for tens of thousands of UK families until the small car revolution of the early 60s, and more affluent times.

  8. 8 American-V magazine Mar 20th, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Massively under-rated form of transport: doing the impossible with the unrideable, but what a blast!

    Spent the first three year of my life in something like the “camper” bolted to the side of an Ariel Huntmaster. As the fourth kid of a young family, I spelt the end of the roads for the Panther 600cc Sloper Single that preceded it. When my younger brother arrived, it was decided that five kids and folks were more than the outfit could sensible handle and an ex-US Army Dodge – not very common in High Wycombe, in the UK, at the time – replaced it.

    I followed in my eldest brothers shoes later with a host of Russian Dnepr outfits, and having ripped a civilian chair with some custom potential from the side of a Godawful Gold Wing, will be fitting that onto the side of a bargain basement German boxer … well, shaft drive makes a lot more sense than a chain or belt.

    Of course if someone’s got an XA they don’t want, I’d be happy to reconsider?

  9. 9 adam Mar 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 am

    more info on the green trellis framed bike in the top left please!

  10. 10 Drew Gatewood Mar 22nd, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I’ll take the beemer roadrace job.
    All three of our children grew up riding in our H-D sidecar rig.
    Want to read a funny sidecar story. Go to our website and open “A Piece of Cake” story.
    Unbelievable, but true.

    Think Spring!!!

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