PAGE 6. What Cyclemotors were at the 1951 Earls Court Show?
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1951 was a pivotal year for cyclemotors in Great Britain. The Festival of Britain took place this year throughout the country, demonstrating our new innovations to the World, and giving our population a preview of the vehicles they would also be able to buy soon.
The variety of cycle-attachments and cyclemotors on show at Earls Court that year set the pace for the next 4 years …until these cycle-attachments evolved into the mopeds that would make them obsolete. Here is a typical review of the show from the British motorcycle press.
Unlike other cycle-attachments, the 45cc Velo-solex (below) was sold only as a complete unit.