bubble car


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bubble car

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(Automotive Engineering) (in Britain, formerly) a small car, often having three wheels, with a transparent bubble-shaped top
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Sid's father, also named Sid, kept the Cross Keys in Loughborough (Now The Phantom) for 28 years, and referring to another recent Looking Back pic, which showed the old Stubbs car showroom, opposite the pub, Sid remembered that a bubble car had once crashed through Stubbs' windows and buried itself under the counter.
| Tony Adams with his Thunderbird 4 bubble car which he is driving in the Benidorm or Bust charity rally
Mine is of the old 'bubble car' style, whereas this one reminded me of a Volkswagen or a Peugeot - and indeed, in the gym car park one morning I did find myself attempting to unlock the white VW Golf parked next to me.
June last year saw the start of heritage services between Wolsingham and Stanhope, using a Bubble Car single diesel unit.
Former Radio Caroline DJ Ray Teret took the naive teenager to a flat in the Manchester area in a bubble car in the early 1960s and she "couldn't believe it" when she found Savile was there, a jury was told.
Children and their parents turned up with children in prams, scooters, bikes (with or without stabilisers) and even a tot in a bubble car!
If that had been an inflatable mattress he would have got it in the back of a bubble car."
Once named the "bubble car," the Isetta turns heads wherever it goes.
He also fronted a popular weekly show, Where's Fred, which sees him touring the region in a bubble car.
Also up for grabs is Savile's famous yellow BMW Isetta 300 Plus bubble car, bought in 1965 while he was a resident DJ at the New Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester.
,The tone of the afternoon for the Briton seemed set when he did the pre-race drivers parade perched on a three-wheeled bubble car while Webber and Vettel cruised around in Rolls Royces.
As Britain experienced a fuel shortage after the Suez crisis in 1957, Sir Leonard Lord of British Motor Corporation (BMC) approached car designer Alec Issigonis to develop a British alternative to the economic Bubble Car produced in Germany.