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From the Archives: Bob Keyes’s TriVette

Posted April 28, 2014 10:30 AM by dstrohl

The 1970s were a troubling time for Detroit and the economy in general. Inflation, recession and the oil embargo all helped create a new demand for small, efficient and economical automobiles. The door was opened for some new blood outside of the Big 3, allowing for unusual minicars and three-wheeled creations to throw their hats in the ring.

The TriVette was one of those vehicles, designed and created by Bob Keyes. They were manufactured in Ventura, California, from 1974-1978, on a custom basis and designed to fit all state and federal motorcycle standards. Looking like the logo on the Seattle Seahawks helmet, it was designed to maximize fuel economy with its light weight and aerodynamic design.

See this concept car's radical looks on Hemmings.

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