The Avro monocar 2.5 h.p., 1926. This is an original design by Sir Alliott Verdon Roe and probably intended as a prototype for future production. Roe was best known as an English pioneer pilot and aircraft manufacturer, founder of the Avro Company in 1910. After finding success working with aircraft he turned his attention to his other passion, motorcycles. His aim was to economically combine motorcycle simplicity with car comfort; he was also very concerned with protecting the rider from weather and dirt. The design shared the premise of the earlier Ner-a-Car (viewed by Alliott as being too near a motorcycle), and shows the continued desire for an alteration in the motorcycle design. This desire and these designs were a precursor to the evolution of the scooter. This vehicle was personally used by Roe over many thousands of miles between Southampton and Manchester.
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- Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe.
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