Sidecar Conversation.


I don’t know if you can tell from some of my recent posts– but I really need to hit the open road.  Soon.  This picture makes me especially itchy.  Must.  Get.  Out.

When I was a boy there were certain things that were just cool to you.  Tents, campers, convertibles, BB guns, slot cars, Indian arrowheads, Zippo lighters, hermit crabs, anything to do with a CO2 cartridge… well, you get the picture.  But if I had to pick just one thing, it would probably be a motorcycle with a sidecar. 


Remember when society wasn’t so uptight about safety, and what not?  Drinking and driving was acceptable, and no one even gave a second look if you trolled around town with a baby buggy hanging off the side of your Triumph.  Oh, not to worry– that case of beer wedged in front will keep it secured in place. 

Wow.  Looking back, some of us are lucky to even be here.


Sidecars have been manufactured since the early 1900s. Up until the 1950s, sidecars were quite popular– providing a cheap alternative to passenger cars.  With the economy the way it is– it may be time to bring them back.