Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Cycle Fenders

For our first Encyclopedia Hoonatica post, we’ll make it fairly easy. How many vehicles have cycle fenders?
Cycle fenders, as most Hoons know, are separate from the car’s body, hug the wheels closely, and in the case of front fenders usually turn with the wheels. The two cycle-fender-equipped examples in the illustration above are about as far removed as vehicles can get: a 1999 Panoz roadster and a 1940’s Scammell Pioneer military truck.

Please read through the comments before you post, and try to add one that has not been mentioned. The idea is to develop an all-inclusive list, not have 99 comments all reading “Caterham Seven.” As always, an embedded photo or two would be a nice touch.

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111 responses to “Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Cycle Fenders”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    Not exactly swinging for the fences here, but the Plymouth Prowler
    <img src="http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1990-1999/1993-Plymouth-Prowler-Concept-takeout.jpg&quot; "width=500" /img>

    1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

      That's what I was going to add!!

    2. Baron Von Danger Avatar
      Baron Von Danger

      The Prowler is a bunt, only Chrysler could fuck up an open wheel roadster.

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I refuse to speak ill of the Prowler, if only because the '97 had the same V6 that was in my old Intrepid – I'd like to think it's somehow connected to something cool.

        1. Baron Von Danger Avatar

          I can't speak against the V6 either, just the execution of the entire vehicle.

  2. P161911 Avatar

    But can we list all 160 -plus different kit car versions of a Seven?

  3. dwegmull Avatar

    The original Morgan three wheeler:
    <img src="http://www.baileycar.com/morgan3wheeler.jpg"&gt;

    1. dwegmull Avatar

      Oh, and the image came from here: http://www.baileycar.com/morgan100.html

      1. dculberson Avatar

        GAH! You bastard, I posted that seconds after you. Heh, guess I have to defer to you as the speedier poster.

    2. tonyola Avatar

      And for something really obscure – the French Sandford, a variation of the Morgan built under license.
      <img src="http://www.morgan3w.de/photos/album7_3.jpg"&gt;

    1. bzr Avatar

      It looks happy and terrified at the same time!

      1. P161911 Avatar

        I think Colin might have taken away one too many supports for the right fender, either that or there has been some sort of incident.

  4. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Ford Indigo Concept car.
    <img src="http://www.getsupercars.com/albums/Ford/indigo-concept/ford-indigo-concept002.jpg"&gt;
    Crikey, I'm struggling on this for cars within the last 50 years or so, didn't expect that to happen!

    1. retro Avatar

      The Lotus 340R always reminds me of that thing.
      <img src="http://ploader.net/files/e7e5ed46cc842ecd1ba7f33611ad9539.jpg"&gt;

      1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

        I'd forgotten the 340, what a folly that thing was. I see the resemblence, though. Very much so.

  5. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    KTM X-Bow, does that count?
    <img src="http://robson.m3rlin.org/cars/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/ktm_x-bow_01_1920x1200-copy.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Of course it does. Damn you!

    2. muthalovin Avatar

      Shit yeah it does. Awesome. Plus, its a KTM!

    3. SSurfer321 Avatar

      Damn, you beat me to it.

  6. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Not sure if it counts…. Ford Model A? Not entirely separate from the rest of the body….
    <img src="http://chilliwack.vccc.com/gfx/1928%20Ford%20Model%20A.JPG"&gt;

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Nope, needs to be separate from the body and running boards, otherwise 95% of pre-war cars qualify.

      1. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

        Yeah, I knew it was stretching it… that and it would refer to many many cars, but I gave it a shot.
        If I could "thumbs down" my own post, I would.

  7. P161911 Avatar

    Lotus Mk I:
    <img src="http://www.lotusespritturbo.com/Lotus_Mark_1.jpg"&gt;
    Really just a modified Austin 7, but the Austins fenders ran down into running boards.

  8. P161911 Avatar

    Allard J2X:
    <img src="http://webhome.idirect.com/%7Erharring/jm8i2968.jpg&quot; width=600>

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Cars, not wheeled mechanical clownfish!

      1. dr zero Avatar

        With the tapered back end, I can unfortunately see a "painfully-extruded cycle-fendered turd".

  9. Baron Von Danger Avatar
    Baron Von Danger

    Ariel Atom… X
    Edit: Rusty beat me to it

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Sorry mate, inspired by Jeffs KTM!

  10. scroggzilla Avatar

    Maserati A6GCS
    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3958763899_eede104ce7_z.jpg?zz=1&quot; width="640" height="480" alt="47_turin_gp_valentino_park_alberto_ascari_maserati_a6gcs_leads_luigi_villoresi_maserati_a6gcs" />

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      Aston Martin DB1
      <img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/4682554203_e3bf52975c_z.jpg&quot; width="640" height="625" alt="48 spa 24hr leslie johnson jock horsfall aston martin db1" />

      1. scroggzilla Avatar

        Ferrari 166 SC
        <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4686012638_8a2127c552.jpg&quot; width="500" height="308" alt="49 mille miglia giovanni bracco umberto maglioli ferrari 166sc" />

        1. scroggzilla Avatar

          Frazier Nash Le Mans
          <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4686012516_826dfa1911_z.jpg&quot; width="640" height="480" alt="49 le mans 24hr norman culpan hj aldington frazer-nash" />

  11. Baron Von Danger Avatar
    Baron Von Danger

    Tramontana R…
    <img src="http://dvice.com/pics/Tramontana-R.jpg"width=500&gt;

    1. FreeMan Avatar

      My inner 8-year-old is confused, torn and confounded: Is this hideously good looking in a jet-fighter-meets-Formula-1 sorta way or is it just hideous looking?
      I'll have to consult with my actual 15-year-old & 11-year-old at home. Maybe even drag in a random an actual 8-year-old off the street.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        My inner 8-year-old is in charge of all my vehicular decisions.
        Except when it comes to the Town Cow; my inner 88-year-old handles anything involving that.

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      My god, it's like looking at stars… I must go google!

      1. Baron Von Danger Avatar

        I would love it if the front didn't look like a hammerhead shark.

        1. FЯeeMan Avatar

          I just realized that if it weren't for the wing mirrors, I wouldn't really be sure which end was the front…

  12. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    <img src="http://www.clevislauzon.qc.ca/Professeurs/Mecanique/ethierp/3-wheels/images/cl3_22.jpg"&gt;
    Grinnall Scorpion (three wheeler version). Another bike engined confection built in a shed in the countryside.
    Photo from clevislauzon.qc.ca, probably a copy of a copy of a copy.

    1. voodoojoo Avatar

      I forgot where that picture came from – some great post somewhere on a fantastic rally, but I can't remember for the life of me what it was. Any help, or just another raving internet commentator?

  13. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Damn, I was trying to think of the name of it. I was thinking '48 Frazer-Nash BMW, but was looking for the above. Nice work.

    1. scroggzilla Avatar

      Rusty, I DO have a secret stash for situations such as this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/scroggzilla/).

      1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

        Bah. Stewards! I demand a recount!

        1. dr zero Avatar

          I suggest giving Scroggs a drive-through penalty, but only when he has built up a 30-40s lead on the car behind.

  14. engineerd Avatar

    RCR Nemesis (I'm seeing a pattern here)
    <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4850001716_afcfd1c334.jpg&quot; width="500" height="333" alt="RCR SuperLite Nemesis" />

  15. engineerd Avatar

    Bandini 1100C
    <img src="http://www.sportscardigest.com/wp-content/uploads/Bandini-Bill-King.jpg&quot; style="width: 545px; height: 438px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      Damn, I've been beaten to it. Any time a Crosley engine is benchmarked, awesome happens.

  16. engineerd Avatar

    Bandini 750 Sport Siluro
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Bandini750ss.jpg&quot; style="width: 541px; height: 352px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      That, sir, is impressive. Looks like the cockpit from an Avro Anson fell on it.

    2. longrooffan Avatar

      Damn tonyola, you can't get any more obscure than this one! FTW!

    3. FЯeeMan Avatar

      And they say the Edsel looked, um, feminine, up front?

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      That's weird, I posted that exact photo from Evo about ten minutes ago, but it goed away. Does Nibbles run this place too?

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        You mean "Hoonibbles?"

  17. retro Avatar

    Vanwall GPR V12.
    I find the cycle fenders disguised with tyre treads amusing.
    <img src="http://ploader.net/files/15ff0af8da5f12e31499091dd959043f.jpg&quot; width="80%">

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Nice! Rinspeed painted the fenders on their Mono Ego to resemble treads when they first released it. Apparently they have since reconsidered (too gaudy? tasteless? over the top? I mean, this is Rinspeed…) since all of the current photos show unadorned glossy black fenders.
      <img src="http://www.rinspeed.com/images/photos/mono_ego/mono_oben.jpg&quot; width="500" >

  18. retro Avatar

    This is to represent the huge array of Lotus Seven inspired cars made by British niche and kit-car manufacturers:
    <img src="http://ploader.net/files/5ff7d230738f073862790f18636fbd43.jpg"&gt;

  19. fisheater Avatar

    FM Westfield – assuming kit cars are fair game.
    <img src="http://www.flyinmiata.com/westfield/images/IMG_6560_350.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. retro Avatar

      'FM' Westfield? What does the 'FM' bit stand for?

  20. dragon951 Avatar

    VW GX3
    <img src="http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2006/2006-Volkswagen-GX3-FA-1024×768.jpg&quot; width="500" />
    I so wish it had made it to production…

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      Don’t we all.

    2. Baron Von Danger Avatar

      Nice, I was trying to remember the name of that one.

  21. dragon951 Avatar

    As far as I know, the only Porsche automobile (tractors not included) with cycle fenders was the Lohner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid.
    <img src="http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/large/3456-1.jpg&quot; width="500">
    Prove me wrong scroggz. Prove me wrong…

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      On that Lohner-Porsche the fenders are attached to the running boards, so they don't quite qualify. On this one, however, they're good to go:
      <img src="http://www.flat4.org/galerie/albums/userpics/10276/1902_Vratislavice_a_Lohner-Porsche-800.jpg&quot; width="500" >

  22. Tomsk Avatar

    <img src="http://www.slowcarclub.com/santapod-06/2cv-specials-racing.jpg&quot; width="640" height="480" />
    Citroen 2CV-based specials.

    1. zaddikim Avatar

      That's hilarious – looks like they drag-race between picnics.

  23. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    There are some in this photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47594612@N02/sets/72
    Find them and name them, if you can see through the shaky shots.

  24. Hopman Avatar

    It's out of this world!

      1. Hopman Avatar


    1. engineerd Avatar

      Nice call!

  25. P161911 Avatar

    I notice a few "cars you should know" missing.
    Mercedes SSK (the original inspiration for thousands of tack VW kits and neo-classics):
    <img src="http://www.dream-car.ch/klausenmemorial06/31_Mercedes_SSK_Schenk.jpg"&gt;
    The MG M-Type Midget or for that matter most pre-war MGs:
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/MG_M-Type_1930_3.jpg&quot; width=600>
    The Kurtis-Kraft 500S:
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/1953_Kurtis_500.JPG&quot; width = 600>

  26. P161911 Avatar

    For something really obscure a 1940 Morris Commercial 15CWT military truck:
    <img src="http://www.43rdrecce.co.uk/paulsmorris.jpg&quot; width="600/"> <a href="http://www.43rdrecce.co.uk/paulsmorris.jpg” target=”_blank”>http://www.43rdrecce.co.uk/paulsmorris.jpg

  27. Lotte Avatar

    II swear I know some other ones, they're juuust out of reach…anyway,
    <img src="http://www.diseno-art.com/images/ford_indigo.jpg"&gt;
    Ford Indigo

  28. dustin_driver Avatar
  29. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Here's an Amilcar CC (1922 – 1925).
    <img src="http://sinsheim.technik-museum.de/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2632&g2_serialNumber=2&quot; width=600>
    To be fair, not all of these had fenders at all, like many cars of their era.

    1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

      wow… complete with dis-embodied head of a driver!

      1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

        Yeah, there were some crazy option packages back then, eh?

        1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

          i would have to say more "complete experience" as opposed to crazy! 😉

  30. SSurfer321 Avatar

    Not to nitpick but do the 3-wheel vehicles count? I don't believe they are technically classified as cars. [/splitting hairs]

    1. tonyola Avatar

      The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile considers the three-wheelers here as cars. Basically, if it has a steering wheel instead of handlebars, it's a car.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        You might could add, if you sit in it, then it is a car. If you ride on top of it, it isn't a car.
        This is a car:
        <img src="http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/ACE3wheeler_0248_resized.jpg"&gt;
        This is not a car:
        <img src="http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/brp_can-am_spyder.jpg"&gt;
        I'll admit the law probably views these two vehicles as equal and would require a motorcycle license to drive either one.

        1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
          Peter Tanshanomi

          Yea, but what does the government know?

          1. P161911 Avatar

            The legal definition and the correct definition are rarely the same thing.

        2. mdharrell Avatar

          Depends on the jurisdiction. Here in Washington, a three-wheeler with a steering wheel, a seat instead of a saddle, and a partially- or fully-enclosed cabin is plated and insured as a motorcycle but may be driven without a motorcycle license or helmet. Oh, and if it is new enough, it has to have a seatbelt. The bottom line is that this state, at least, makes the same distinction as you did with your examples.

        3. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
          Peter Tanshanomi

          <img src="http://randomous.com/floatbox/images/ecomobile3.jpg&quot; width="480">

          1. tonyola Avatar

            Looks like it uses handlebars. I'd call it a motorcycle with a really elaborate fairing.

      2. SSurfer321 Avatar

        According to Britannica: Four-wheeled automotive vehicle designed for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel.
        I'm not trying to start a fight discussion, just inquiring to the commentariat's opinion.
        Personally I quite like P161911's definition.

  31. fordfairlane Avatar

    Australian sports car with LS1 5.7 litre Corvette V8 power
    [img ]http://www.classiccar.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/Elfin-MS8-fq.jpg[/img]

  32. fordfairlane Avatar

    Try again…
    Australian sports car with LS1 5.7 litre Corvette V8 power
    <img src="http://www.classiccar.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/Elfin-MS8-fq.jpg"&gt;

  33. Lunar Coin Avatar

    What can I say. I do like the sight of Gold, specially gold coins such as Krugerrand but also Lunar Coins espcecially Snake coin and dont forget Canadian Maple Leaf and Australia Gold Nugget