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Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:08:58 PM »
Hello,

  I just got back from my school trip (Barcelona), had a great time, like going on the biggest roller coaster in Europe (Which also has the most loops in Europe!), went to a market place, and then I suddenly saw a load of yellow 3 wheelers driving! It's called a "Go Car".
I quickly snapped a pic, but my camera is *very* rubbish, since its on my phone, it takes about 3 seconds to "snap" the pic! (No, I cant change the shutter speed).
Here is the pic I took:
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 12:20:18 PM »
I read a UK newspaper article about them about 3-4 years ago. You can hire them by the hour for driving around the city and they have talking guides to tell you about interesting places. 
Great idea, and glad to see them still going.
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 12:28:08 PM »
I read a UK newspaper article about them about 3-4 years ago. You can hire them by the hour for driving around the city and they have talking guides to tell you about interesting places. 
Great idea, and glad to see them still going.

More info http://www.gocartours.es/barcelona/how-to-experience-gocar/available-tours/
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 07:35:57 PM »
Weren't these being used on beach resorts in America somewhere I fairly sure it was the same vehicle.  :-\

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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 10:59:09 PM »
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 07:22:58 AM »
Surely a microcar in Barcelona ought to be called a Barceley not after a make of cat food that changed its name? Still these look like domestic Go Cars, you have to watch out for the ferrial ones that can turn up anywhere and be quite nasty when approached.

All right, I will go away now. But not until I say good spot, Sir.
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 08:50:41 AM »
Dear Jonathan

The little yellow three wheelers are Triggers, made in Holland. They have a scooter engine and all the controls are from the same scooter.

I discovered one up near Worksop many years ago and arranged to do a test drive in it, but when I got there I was only able to get my right leg and my deriere in, but not my left leg. So I had to abandon the road test. Like all open top vehicles, ideal in hot dry climates, but here in the UK you get a wet bum every time it rains.

I am told they are great fun to drive, if you can get in.

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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 09:05:54 AM »
Ever thought about a leg shortening opperation Chris?

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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 05:19:44 PM »
Here's a link to the Trigger website

http://www.triggers.nl/
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 06:59:28 PM »
Dear Bob

I think I need a bum resizing operation

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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 07:58:29 AM »
The little yellow three wheelers are Triggers, made in Holland. They have a scooter engine and all the controls are from the same scooter.

After my previous comment it gets more rediculious but true! Three wheeled Tigger.....
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Re: Microcar spotted in Barcelona!
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 08:10:28 AM »
The little yellow three wheelers are Triggers, made in Holland. They have a scooter engine and all the controls are from the same scooter.

Not unlike the Church Pod concept, great minds.......

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