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The center image (above) shows the side-mounted amidship engine placement of the Cricket car, a larger picture of which can be seen (center, below) .A brief paragraph on the third page (above) describes it’s transatlantic origins.

This one is decidedly French and comes to us from the National Library of France.

What caught our eye is the extreme rearward placement of the driver.

The cheerful and confident expressions of both occupants seem to belie the total lack of wheel mounted brakes!

Today we have another installment of our ongoing series about the weirdly wonderful world of cycle cars.

The top photo comes to us courtesy of Adrian Ward and even though it does not fit the strict definition a cycle car it sure is an interesting little car.

Unfortunately, we cannot find any details about this machine and based on the extremely high hood line, we think the inline four might be either an overhead valve design or perhaps even use an overhead cam.

Certainly the charming young lady behind the wheel isn’t revealing any of the car’s secrets, although she looks quite the daredevil in her skull-and-crossbones helmet.

We invite any of our readers who might know a little more about the “Hefling Special” to enlighten us about it’s origins and eventual fate of the car and it’s pretty pilot.

Below, you can examine a few more pages from that definitive article on the type from the January 15, 1914 issue of .

You can read about the many different makes and the almost endless variety of engine placements, seating arrangements and steering and suspension systems that were employed.

This creative approach mirrors that of the larger cars of the day and is a fundamental factor in our fascination with this Pre-war era; a time when there was no design rulebook and innovation and experimentation were the norm.

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