Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Gazillion Bubble Machine Monsoon Bubble Car with Ryan ToysReview
Gazillion Bubble Machine Monsoon Bubble Car with Ryan ToysReview
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Ryan ToysReview
Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
Bubble trouble - Top Gear - BBC
Published: 2012/03/10
Channel: Top Gear
Fabulous Bubble Window Z Molding Isetta Road Test Drive
Fabulous Bubble Window Z Molding Isetta Road Test Drive
Published: 2015/06/26
Channel: 2stroketurbo
GIANT WUBBLE BUBBLE CAR PRANK!
GIANT WUBBLE BUBBLE CAR PRANK!
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Lucas and Marcus
The Top Ten Best Classic Bubble Cars & Microcars
The Top Ten Best Classic Bubble Cars & Microcars
Published: 2015/09/05
Channel: The Top Ten
NICK vs THE BUBBLE CAR!!!
NICK vs THE BUBBLE CAR!!!
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: AR12Gaming
The BMW Isetta Is the Strangest BMW of All Time
The BMW Isetta Is the Strangest BMW of All Time
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Doug DeMuro
Beep Beep bubble car song
Beep Beep bubble car song
Published: 2015/10/09
Channel: Silly Film
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
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: Eastwood Company
Hilarous Chinese Water Bubble Car
Hilarous Chinese Water Bubble Car
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: 2stroketurbo
RC Car Adventure In A Giant Ball
RC Car Adventure In A Giant Ball
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Carl & Jinger Family
BUBBLE CAR? | Apocalypse Rising Adventures - Ep.142
BUBBLE CAR? | Apocalypse Rising Adventures - Ep.142
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: Bandites
CarCoon -  Store Your Car in a Bubble
CarCoon - Store Your Car in a Bubble
Published: 2010/11/30
Channel: Adrian Thompson
45
45's - Beep Beep - The Playmates (Roulette)
Published: 2009/11/03
Channel: Lloyd T.
1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
1959 BMW 600 Bubble Car
Published: 2012/02/26
Channel: hoohoohoblin
Messerschmitt KR200 bubble car close-up in Bonn.
Messerschmitt KR200 bubble car close-up in Bonn.
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: HiBlue Multimedia Studio Bonn
BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
BUBBLE CAR SONG BEEP BEEP
Published: 2009/07/07
Channel: Wibble321
Microlino Electric Vehicle Isetta Bubble Car Prototype
Microlino Electric Vehicle Isetta Bubble Car Prototype
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Custom Made
Old Top Gear 1992 -  Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
Old Top Gear 1992 - Messerschmitt Bubble Cars
Published: 2011/05/28
Channel: celticmadliam
Forza 6 Online : BUBBLE CAR vs RACING TRUCK!!!
Forza 6 Online : BUBBLE CAR vs RACING TRUCK!!!
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: AR12Gaming
HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
HEINKEL TROJAN BUBBLECAR
Published: 2008/01/29
Channel: ADMIRALSCORNER
Mattel - Hot Wheels Color Shifters Bubble-Matic Car Wash Playset
Mattel - Hot Wheels Color Shifters Bubble-Matic Car Wash Playset
Published: 2013/04/13
Channel: Toys Television
Bubble Car
Bubble Car
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: Andree Vermeulen
USA, Detroit Bubble Car Collection: Classic Restos Series 32
USA, Detroit Bubble Car Collection: Classic Restos Series 32
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Shannons Insurance
The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
The New Subprime Bubble: Car Loans | The New York Times
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: The New York Times
Gazillion BUBBLE CAR BUBBLE MACHINE - How to video
Gazillion BUBBLE CAR BUBBLE MACHINE - How to video
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: GAZILLION
Brazil Bubble Car Dreaming
Brazil Bubble Car Dreaming
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: stanleyrumm
Messerschmitt "bubble" car rally
Messerschmitt "bubble" car rally
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: mrsheenv8s
Heinkel Trojan Bubble Car Engine Test Run....
Heinkel Trojan Bubble Car Engine Test Run....
Published: 2010/04/21
Channel: Tickettyboo1959
A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
A MESSERSCHMITT BUBBLECAR RESTORATION
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: ADMIRALSCORNER
100MPH CAR VS WUBBLE BUBBLE
100MPH CAR VS WUBBLE BUBBLE
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Funk Bros
BUBBLE CAR
BUBBLE CAR
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Саня и Ваня Sasha and Vanya
Forza Horizon 3: Reliant Robin VS Goliath VS Isetta Bubble car
Forza Horizon 3: Reliant Robin VS Goliath VS Isetta Bubble car
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Ray-Vision
RR & caravan meets BMW bubble car & caravan at Lingen Sep 1995.wmv
RR & caravan meets BMW bubble car & caravan at Lingen Sep 1995.wmv
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: VT7709
Peel 50 Peel Trident Bubble Cars   Autor: Carsten Walter
Peel 50 Peel Trident Bubble Cars Autor: Carsten Walter
Published: 2012/10/18
Channel: cwtv1969
messerschmitt bubble cars and 20 micro cars with Andrew Carter
messerschmitt bubble cars and 20 micro cars with Andrew Carter
Published: 2013/01/10
Channel: messerschmitt ian
TROJAN BUBBLECAR MOVING ON
TROJAN BUBBLECAR MOVING ON
Published: 2010/01/31
Channel: ADMIRALSCORNER
Bubble Car Museum, Langrick, Lincolnshire, 2016
Bubble Car Museum, Langrick, Lincolnshire, 2016
Published: 2016/09/04
Channel: James Ward
WHIP CREAM FILLED WUBBLE BUBBLE THROWN OUT CAR!
WHIP CREAM FILLED WUBBLE BUBBLE THROWN OUT CAR!
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Funk Bros
Mod Squad - Farming Simulator 2013 - Big Polish Farm Map, Bubble Car
Mod Squad - Farming Simulator 2013 - Big Polish Farm Map, Bubble Car
Published: 2013/12/03
Channel: VideoGamsCanada
The Bubble Car Museum
The Bubble Car Museum
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: MalcOfLincoln
BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
BMW Isetta Bubble Car Fun
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Christopher Davies Finn
DMU Bubble Car Mega Clagg - ELR 18-10-09
DMU Bubble Car Mega Clagg - ELR 18-10-09
Published: 2009/10/19
Channel: traintelevision
Last Class 121 Bubble Car Train
Last Class 121 Bubble Car Train
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Geocacher Owain
Ice cream Bubble Car
Ice cream Bubble Car
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Toy Explore
super small red bubble car
super small red bubble car
Published: 2012/06/04
Channel: iphonemusings
1960
1960's Isetta Bubble Car
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Okeh Dokeh
This Bubble-Shaped Pod Could Be The Car Of The Future | Mach | NBC News
This Bubble-Shaped Pod Could Be The Car Of The Future | Mach | NBC News
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: NBC News
Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Car + Experience *HD*
Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Car + Experience *HD*
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Leo Martin
(HD) Chiltern Railway Class 121
(HD) Chiltern Railway Class 121 'Bubble Cars' May 2017
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Mark Griffiths
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 BMC's 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, and quickly became one of the most popular cars in its home market, also selling well on export markets.

By the end of the 1960s, there were no bubble cars still in production, as the Mini and other low-priced competitors including the Citroen 2CV, Fiat 500 and Renault 4 continued to increase in popularity.

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 

External links[edit]


Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license