What was this itty bitty car?
November 17, 2009 5:15 AM   Subscribe

What the heck was this small, two seater (two car seats side by side) with three wheels and a completely open cab--not just a convertible, but no doors and no roof, that I saw driving down the road? It had turn signals, mirrors, license plate, etc. The guy driving it was wearing a lap belt and a helmet. It looked kind of like a Miata/four wheeler hybrid but had a model name on it...something like "sunfire" or "starfire", but I can't remember exactly. It also said "limited edition". I saw it in northern Virginia.
posted by anaelith to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Grinnall Scorpion?
posted by MuffinMan at 5:17 AM on November 17, 2009


A T-Rex?
posted by TomMelee at 5:26 AM on November 17, 2009


I've seen this car in Northern Colorado as well, and it baffles me every time. The steering wheel column juts out awkwardly and gives it kind of a go-kart feel to me. It's not a type of motorcycle.
posted by lilac girl at 5:27 AM on November 17, 2009


The Scorpion III is very, very similar...possibly it was home built from a Scorpion kit.

It had a more rounded front end than the the T-Rex.
posted by anaelith at 5:53 AM on November 17, 2009


Can Am Spyder?
posted by unixrat at 6:55 AM on November 17, 2009


Some questions. What is the wheel arangement? Two in front, or two in rear? Any roll-over protection, like a roll bar or hoop?
posted by Marky at 7:38 AM on November 17, 2009


Stallion?
posted by imjustsaying at 7:57 AM on November 17, 2009


Oh, I bet it's the Stallion.
posted by unixrat at 8:17 AM on November 17, 2009


Was it like this thing driven by Antwaan Randle El of the Washington Redskins?
posted by citron at 10:09 AM on November 17, 2009


Ariel Atom?
posted by hmca at 2:13 PM on November 17, 2009


The Scorpion III is the by far the closest thing so far--if it wasn't a modified Scorpion it was really, really close. It was a two seater and had car/chair type seats. It had roll hoops over both seats. Thanks everyone.
posted by anaelith at 6:06 PM on November 18, 2009


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