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That Time Wolseley Buried a Russian Count’s Two-Wheeled Gyro Car Because It Ran Out of Storage Space

Posted January 30, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto history Motorcycle

You’re running Britain’s most prolific automaker, and some guy knocks on your door asking you to build a two-wheeled car stabilized by a gyroscope. Of course, you say “yes.” And then you bury it. And then you dig it up. And then you decide to scrap it anyway.

Or, at least, that’s the nutshell story of the Wolseley-Schilovsky gyrocar, possibly the first of its kind and possibly the shortest-lived post-disinterment vehicle in history.

Rarely in history does any inventor just casually design a gyrocar, and the Wolseley-Schilovsky is no exception to the rule.

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01/30/2019 10:38 AM

Segway's great-great grandfather...

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