July 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
No this ain’t no Photopoop of some futuristic 3-wheeler from planet Pluto’s third moon. This is very real. Introducing the completely mad, one and only, Binzhou Pride 3-wheeler prototype! One giant wheel at the back, to smaller wheels up front, and painted in flashy orange. What a machine.
January 17, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a very interesting car company from China. It is called ‘Binzhou Pride Automobile’ and was, it is sadly gone today, located in the great city of Binzhou in Shandong Province. The company was established in 2006 and started making cars in 2007. Quick work indeed!
The problem was they couldn’t get a license from the central government to make cars, which you need if you want to sell your cars in the whole country. They did however have a license from the local Binzhou government so they could sell their vehicles inside the city, and only there.
That however also meant that the cars couldn’t legally drive outside the Binzhou city limits; the law was very strict on that. No wonder than that the whole Binzhou Pride project was killed in 2008. Still, they sold a couple of hundred cars. Let’s have a look at the line-up: