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Bump-N-Go Bubble Car Crashing with Disney Ariel Mermaid & Lightning McQueen Gazillion Bubbles Toy
Bump-N-Go Bubble Car Crashing with Disney Ariel Mermaid & Lightning McQueen Gazillion Bubbles Toy
DATE: 2015/03/31::
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Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
DATE: 2012/03/10::
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A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
DATE: 2009/11/08::
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Bubble Cars
Bubble Cars
DATE: 2009/03/14::
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BMW Isetta Comes Home - Wheeler Dealers
BMW Isetta Comes Home - Wheeler Dealers
DATE: 2012/10/17::
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Old Top Gear 1992 -  Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
Old Top Gear 1992 - Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
DATE: 2011/05/28::
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Bump-n-Go Bubble Car from Funrise
Bump-n-Go Bubble Car from Funrise
DATE: 2015/03/29::
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Bubble Car Beatnik - 1955 Ford at Chopit Kustom in Orange County from Eastwood
Bubble Car Beatnik - 1955 Ford at Chopit Kustom in Orange County from Eastwood
DATE: 2013/04/30::
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Bump-N-Go Bubble Car!  Outside With Butch!
Bump-N-Go Bubble Car! Outside With Butch!
DATE: 2015/03/17::
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HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
DATE: 2008/01/29::
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BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
DATE: 2009/07/07::
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1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
DATE: 2012/02/26::
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45's - Beep Beep - The Playmates (Roulette)
DATE: 2009/11/03::
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Gazillion Bubbles Bump-N-Go Bubble Car! Time for Toys
Gazillion Bubbles Bump-N-Go Bubble Car! Time for Toys
DATE: 2015/03/17::
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TROJAN BUBBLECAR MOVING ON
TROJAN BUBBLECAR MOVING ON
DATE: 2010/01/31::
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Car Bubbles Gazillion Bubbles Bump-n-go Bubble Car Blows Bubbles Racing
Car Bubbles Gazillion Bubbles Bump-n-go Bubble Car Blows Bubbles Racing
DATE: 2015/03/17::
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BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
DATE: 2012/02/06::
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Opening the Class 121
Opening the Class 121 'Bubble Car' from Hornby
DATE: 2013/07/12::
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Train Simulator 2015: Trying the Class 121 Bubble Car DLC
Train Simulator 2015: Trying the Class 121 Bubble Car DLC
DATE: 2014/10/16::
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Bubblecar at Bicester Town
Bubblecar at Bicester Town
DATE: 2013/01/01::
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Mod Squad - Farming Simulator 2013 - Big Polish Farm Map, Bubble Car
Mod Squad - Farming Simulator 2013 - Big Polish Farm Map, Bubble Car
DATE: 2013/12/03::
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The Bubble Car Museum
The Bubble Car Museum
DATE: 2014/11/08::
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Bubble Car
Bubble Car
DATE: 2012/07/13::
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Pustefix R/C Bubble Car
Pustefix R/C Bubble Car
DATE: 2012/07/24::
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GTA San Andreas Bubble Car fun
GTA San Andreas Bubble Car fun
DATE: 2010/03/16::
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In-Action: Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car (Funrise Toys)
In-Action: Gazillion Bubbles Bump & Go Bubble Car (Funrise Toys)
DATE: 2015/03/15::
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Bubble Car Museum  Langrick, Boston 16/6/
Bubble Car Museum Langrick, Boston 16/6/
DATE: 2012/06/23::
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The Headliners The Bubble Car Song.wmv
The Headliners The Bubble Car Song.wmv
DATE: 2010/01/28::
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Air Bubble - Racing Car
Air Bubble - Racing Car
DATE: 2008/11/15::
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Class 121020 Chiltern Trains
Class 121020 Chiltern Trains 'Bubble' car Aylesbury - Princes Risborough return September 2010
DATE: 2010/09/27::
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Totally Awesome BUBBLE CAR by Funrise Toys
Totally Awesome BUBBLE CAR by Funrise Toys
DATE: 2015/03/14::
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Wafiy and Hotwheels Bubble-matic Car Wash
Wafiy and Hotwheels Bubble-matic Car Wash
DATE: 2012/04/28::
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Bubblecar Sound
Bubblecar Sound
DATE: 2013/12/05::
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The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
DATE: 2014/07/22::
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Two-faced phone, cool bubble car, Apple eyes action cams - DT Daily (Jan 14)
Two-faced phone, cool bubble car, Apple eyes action cams - DT Daily (Jan 14)
DATE: 2015/01/14::
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BMW Isetta: because a tiny bubble car can be manly, sexy
BMW Isetta: because a tiny bubble car can be manly, sexy
DATE: 2011/12/14::
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Lightning McQueen Bubble Car
Lightning McQueen Bubble Car
DATE: 2013/05/04::
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DMU Bubble Car Mega Clagg - ELR 18-10-09
DMU Bubble Car Mega Clagg - ELR 18-10-09
DATE: 2009/10/19::
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TS2014: RSC/DTG class 121 Bubble car DLC
TS2014: RSC/DTG class 121 Bubble car DLC
DATE: 2014/06/11::
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Messerschmitt bubble car and a drift trike! JR Drift Trikes
Messerschmitt bubble car and a drift trike! JR Drift Trikes
DATE: 2015/01/02::
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Class 122 Bubble Car Fitted With Deltic Horns
Class 122 Bubble Car Fitted With Deltic Horns
DATE: 2014/01/09::
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Hello! Bubble Car Meeting 2012 Messerschmitt・ISETTA・SUBARU360・HONDA N360・FIAT500
Hello! Bubble Car Meeting 2012 Messerschmitt・ISETTA・SUBARU360・HONDA N360・FIAT500
DATE: 2012/06/18::
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Air Bubble - Racing Car
Air Bubble - Racing Car
DATE: 2014/03/08::
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Bubble Car
Bubble Car
DATE: 2015/01/22::
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1957 BMW Isetta "Bubble Car"
1957 BMW Isetta "Bubble Car"
DATE: 2014/02/25::
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GAZILLION BUBBLES-BUMP-N-GO Bubble Car Review GAZILLION BUBBLE WEEK
GAZILLION BUBBLES-BUMP-N-GO Bubble Car Review GAZILLION BUBBLE WEEK
DATE: 2015/03/13::
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Pyrenees bubble car rally
Pyrenees bubble car rally
DATE: 2009/01/12::
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Scootacar Mk1  Bubble Car
Scootacar Mk1 Bubble Car
DATE: 2008/07/31::
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Bubble Car - Nissan Pivo 2
Bubble Car - Nissan Pivo 2
DATE: 2009/08/14::
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Bubble car passing Porsche
Bubble car passing Porsche
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For the modified American sedans also called "bubbles", see Hi-Riser (automobile). For the British rail vehicle, see British Rail Class 121.

Bubble car is a subjective term used for some small, economical microcars, usually produced in the 1950s and 1960s.[1][2]

Varieties[edit]

The Messerschmitt KR175 and KR200, and the FMR Tg500, had aircraft-style bubble canopies, giving rise to the term bubble car to refer to all these post-war microcars. Isettas and others also had a bubble-like appearance.

Bubble cars became popular in Europe at that time as a demand for cheap personal motorised transport emerged and fuel prices were high due in part to the 1956 Suez Crisis. Most of them were three-wheelers, which in many places qualified them for inexpensive taxes and licensing as motorcycles.

Most bubble cars were manufactured in Germany, including by the former German military aircraft manufacturers, Messerschmitt and Heinkel. Automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW manufactured the Italian Iso Rivolta Isetta under licence, using an engine from one of their own motorcycles. France also produced large numbers of similar tiny vehicles called voiturettes, but unlike the German makes, these were rarely sold abroad.

The United Kingdom had licence-built right-hand drive versions of the Heinkel Kabine and the Isetta. The British version of the Isetta was built with only one rear wheel instead of the narrow-tracked pair of wheels in the normal Isetta design in order to take advantage of the three-wheel vehicle laws in the United Kingdom. There were also indigenous British three-wheeled microcars, including the Trident from the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man.

The introduction of the Austin Mini in 1959 is often credited with bringing about the demise of the bubble car. The Mini provided four adult seats and more practical long distance transport often at a lower cost.

Examples[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babies on Wheels". The Times: 13. October 14, 1957. In sunny weather too, bubble cars are inclined, like greenhouses, to become uncomfortably hot. 
  2. ^ "65 MPH and 80 MPG-That's the Messerschmitt". Motorcycle Mechanics: 34–35. April 1963. This bubble-car has a beetle-like outline 

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