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Galland Delivery Tricycle
« on: January 19, 2006, 06:04:50 PM »
One of the newest members of the Register has just acquired a Galland Delivery Tricycle from Bob Purton which he hoping to restore.
The trouble is we have little or no information about it other than it was made in France in about 1950 but the firm that made it appear to have been make tricycles since the 30's.† If there any of our Continental friends read this and can help in any way I will truly grateful. I shall have to ask Darren to put a photo on because I have not yet mastered the art! Jean
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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 12:08:01 PM »
... and here it is  :)


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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 11:27:28 AM »
Wasnt there some information about Gallands published in a previous Rumcar news as a result of my original enquiry after I first aquired the trike? I seem to remember something about earlier models using a much bigger engine like a JAP. I cant find the back issue but im sure a couple of people sent info in. I think the mag is more read than this site is used by members so a line or two in the next issue will surely yeald something.Best wishes with the restoration Eddy. I wanted to do it myself but I have too many things on the go at the moment. Bob

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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 10:01:50 AM »
Yes Hugh Martin in Norfolk sent in some information (see RUMCAR NEWSNo.70 - Autumn 2001), about the firm Galland in Paris who produced a Tri-Moteur with 500cc Jap engine in the late 1920's.  An early advertisement for which looked very similar to our Galland which is of the 50's we suspect.  I wonder if they are still in business?
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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 06:45:50 PM »
A question for you Triporteur some while ago now we had a lot of chat a Galland Delivery Tricycle which is on the Register to little avail.  I think it was before your time on the Forum but I wondered if you know anything about them.
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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 07:45:38 AM »
Hi Jean,

I've spoken to Eddy about his Galland, and tried to help him sell it when it was on ebay. I've known about it since last year. Have not turned up any more Galland history yet. But I will do in due course...

I've recently accepted the post of marque specialist for the VMCC (Vintage Motorcycle Club) for 'three wheeled commercials,' which is designed to cover all open 3-wheelers except those already covered by club specalists such as DOT, Reliant, Raleigh and Morgan, or cars covered by RUMcars.

I've been researching and collecting info on these vehicles for a while. But have not turned up anything to add to Galland history yet. It amazes me how the French vintage hobby is simply not centralized. I often discuss this with my French vintage m/c hobby friends. But you have to remember that the French Police Force is also totally regionalized. And vehicle registration is also done per region. There may be several clubs in one town, and area clubs all over the country, but not much to unite them and pool info. I saw a BBC4 TV programme last week about the Edwardian era (don't watch TV usually, but made an exception for this series) and it showed how all the French regions were absolutely totally different culturally, and only forced to become 'French' at that time (through war).

My scouts in France are actively looking for more triporteur copy for me, and I'll add it to http://triporteurs.wordpress.com as it comes in.

I've bought quite a few 1920's French vintage motorcycle magazines from ebay on spec, to see if I can turn anything up on my Blotto - but they never seem to have any triporteur articles or ads in them! I love research though, so I'm confident I'll find more in due course.

A batch of 2 dozen 1950's French scooter magazines arrived yesterday (along with my FD 125 at long last), one of my French friends delivering to me on his way to Netley Marsh autojumble. Looks like they have some good microcar pics and articles in too, so i'll upload them when i get a moment.

I did manage to buy a 1924 copy of French Sporting Mirror last month which had a full page article on the annual triporteur race, with photos that I'd not come across before:

http://triporteurs.wordpress.com/2007/01/28/history-of-the-triporteur-continued/
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Re: Galland Delivery Tricycle
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2007, 10:41:55 AM »
Actually, i did find this article in one 1928 magazine, though i can't work out yet what make of bike it is. It has a JAP 500cc engine.

Blotto started selling their triporteurs with engines around 1927, so I assume the other manufacturers started adding engines to utility triporteurs around this time too.

http://triporteurs.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=140
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