Velorex — marque/manufacturer information about Velorex

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Velorex — marque/manufacturer

Velorex is a small three car produced from the 1950s 1971 in Solnice, Czechoslovakia.

Since 1936, brothers (1914) and Mojmír (1924) owners of a bicycle repair in village Parník near Třebová, started with the of a small and cheap three-wheeled inspired by three-wheelers from Motor Company. In 1943 built the first prototype steel tubing wrapped by sheet metal and employing of bicycles (later, of motorcycles). named the vehicle Oskar ( na ose, car on pivot ).

In 1945 the brothers built the batch of cars, using cloth instead of sheet as the bodywork. Three vehicles powered by motorcycle engines ČZ 150 three with PAL 300 cm³ (6 HP) and six Jawa 250 cm³. The price was 1/4 of the cost of a typical motorcycle.

Car of post-war Czechoslovakia was not able to sufficient number of vehicles for its resulting in long waiting and quotas. Several models of cars had been built by amateurs or in small series Kreibich, TRIGA Tripolino,

In 1950 the Stránský’s workshop was under Velo, a small company in Hradec Králové, renamed to Velorex. In 1951 the and six workers were moved a new plant in village Solnice. In 120 vehicles Oskar 54 were year later 180 and in 1954 workers produced 40 vehicles per

In January 21, 1954 František died when a tested crashed. His brother Mojmír membership in Communist Party of and was fired. In 1956 the name was to Velorex — Oskar and just to Velorex. In 1959 the produced 120 vehicles per month.

In part of the production moved a new plant in Rychnov nad Kněžnou. speed of the cars was 30 km/h.

In 1963 production of newly model 16 started (with ČZ 175 and Jawa 350 type 572) and the was modernized again in 1968. In production of three wheeled stopped and the company switched to of four-wheeler model 435-0 motor Jawa 350 type 572 04. Problems in design and manufacturing and to compete with higher cars (including the cheap turned the four-wheeler into failure and its production was stopped in

Plans to produce a small car to Fiat 500 or a riksha like didn’t materialize.

Spare for Velorex vehicles were first in Solnice plant, 1975 in Rychnov nad Kněžnou. In the of 1980s India tried to a license to produce the three-wheelers; the failed because the original didn’t exist anymore.

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