Vanderhall Venice – Three wheels for the weekend warrior

For some reason, we decided to let Editor of Young Person Things Josh Ostrander have some camera time.
He decided to use that time to drive a Vanderhall Venice, which is a three-wheeled car-bike that uses a powerplant acquired from GM. Josh likes it and he’s going to tell us why.
Is he right? Probably not… but we’ll let him have his moment in the sun. Then it’s back down into the Acid Mines*.
*The Acid Mines are where Josh helps handle some of our social media accounts and helps Jeff shoot video.

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6 responses to “Vanderhall Venice – Three wheels for the weekend warrior”

  1. mdharrell Avatar

    I still think their idea of a “cap shade” attached only to the windshield header is clever, aside from the name “cap shade.”

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Where does it stow when not in use? If they’re really clever, the answer is “under the hood”, or “inside the passenger door” or some such. If they’re not-so-clever, the answer is “in your garage, 100 miles away as it begins to pour”.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Considerably less clever would be “somewhere in the ditch back there after it separated at speed.”

    2. crank_case Avatar

      You wouldn’t see a Morgan three wheeler with a roof, and those things are used in Britain fer goodness sake. If you need a roof, it’s probably not the car for you. (yes, original three wheelers from the 30s had a roof but generally it was more of a masochist tent that wasn’t worth the hassle). I can’t really see the appeal of these, sure they’re fun, a driven rear wheel like a Grinall Scorpion, Morgan or some other thing they make in the US (T-Rex?) would be more fun surely? With FWD, it’s just a posh mans Lomax..

    3. Alff Avatar

      I can feel that thing vibrating from here.

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        Oh, it’s probably awful. When I praise something as clever I don’t necessarily mean it’s any good, as my fleet attests.