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Welcome to 3-wheelers.com, the online A-Z of 3-wheeled cars with over 2,100 pages

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.

The aim of this web site is to build an online catalogue of all 3 wheeled vehicles manufactured from the invention of Cugnot’s first steam powered 3-wheeler in 1769 to present day. If you have a 3-wheeled vehicle that is not listed in any of these pages please let me know and I will add it. I hope that you enjoy your visit.


The A-Z of 3-wheelers Tour

The A-Z of 3-wheelers Tour

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

The A-Z of 3-wheelers list

The A-Z of 3-wheelers list

The A - Z listing of 3-wheelers detailed on this website currently displlayed as a list until a database can be recreated.

 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.

3-wheeler Trivia Facts

3-wheeler trivia facts

What is the fastest 3-wheeler? What is the oldest, the smallest, the largest, the , the most expensive .... find out here the answer to these questions and more..

3-wheelers.com e-interviews

As part of our 10th birthday,in 2010, 3-wheelers.com got in touch will a number of key people that it has met over the years to arrange a number of e-interviews.

Robert. Q. Riley Dr. Tom Karen Chris Barrie Richard Smith Ron Will
Dave Mounce Peter Stanhope Richard Oakes Jane Neil Elvis Payne

Interview with Elio Motors

Interview with Elio Motors by Arak Leatham.

20 Years and Final update

After 20 years and 3.2 million hits, this version of 3-wheelers.com is now being archived and no further updates will be made to it. 

With over 2,100 pages the site is just way too big to recreate into a new mobile version for the 2020s.  Web technology and web browsers have changed over the years with search engines like Google now favoring mobile friendly websites. As a result hits to this site have been dropping from the 32,000 hits a day the site used to enjoy as it is now appearing in less search results

One option was to delete the site and start afresh although as the site contains so much data,, many people asked that the site remained online and so it now exist at http://www.3wheelers.com/archives/

A new smaller mobile friendly 3-wheelers.com replaces this website at www.3-wheelers.com.  This will just be a broken down version that is mainly centered around the A-Z section.

Thank you to everyone who has visited this website over the last 20 years, even after all this time it still remains the largest website on 3-wheelers in the world.

Elvis Payne.


Reliant Motor Club

Founded in 2016 by Elvis Payne and Mark Cropper, the Reliant Motor Club is a new club for owners and enthusiast of Reliant vehicles. The club’s website to date contains well over 600 documents. Find out more at


Last Updated 20th Feb 2020

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Books by Elvis Payne

The A-Z of Three Wheelers

The A-Z of Three-Wheelers

Foreword by Charles Morgan

The Reliant Motor Company

The Reliant Motor Company

Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal

New mobile version on this site at www.3-wheelers.com


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