Peel Trident & P50 - World's smallest car
A look at the Peel P50 and Peel Trident microcars built in Peel, Isle of Man in the mid. 1960s
With kind permission of Carsten Walter.
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World's Smallest Car Peel P50 vs Lions
http://www.peelengineering.co.uk - Peel P50 vs Lions
Top Gear Australia Team in Peel P50s vs Lions.
The World's Smallest Car
The world's Smallest Car the Peel P50.
Originally created on the Isle in the early 1960s it is only 54 inchs (1370 mm) long and 41 inches (1040 mm) wide and is listed as the World's Smallest Production Car.
Find out more at www.peelengineering.co.uk
The Smallest Car in the Largest City in the World (1913)
Queen Alexandra ordered a miniature Cadillac car for Crown Prince Olav (later King) of Norway and - never ones to miss an advertising opportunity - the manufacturers arranged the filming of the car's departure from the factory, where it is waved out by an enthusiastic male crowd.
This mini marvel continues its jubilant journey through the streets of London - past the Bank of England, around Trafalgar Square and on to Hyde Park. As crowds cheer and leap in front of the camera, desperate to be preserved on film, the driver's composure and deadpan facial expression remains one of the most entertaining aspects of this Edwardian glimpse of British pride.
The film ends with some charming footage of a tea party, in which three children run into trouble with the law for speeding! (Anna Kime)
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