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Brookland Swallow

Iain Ayre writes: “Re the Brookland Swallow - I designed and prototyped it. Mechanicals were stock Mini front sunframe and mechanicals, one reversed Mini trailing arm at the rear. Sheet steel perimeter chassis, about 4" x 7" deep. Body had extended hooded Mini wings, Riley 1500 bonnet, Renault 5 screen and frame, Mini doors, rear end was Volvo 1800 with 18" cut out of it, and the fins extended to points. Mentioned in Chris Rees' book on three-wheelers. Lots of poeple wanted one, but it was too heavy to drive on a bike licence, which doomed it.”

Pictures kindly provided by Iain Ayre, who is currently preparing a book on Mad Minis for Haynes.

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Last updated 16th July, 2008