The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Modern Morgan Trike

In 1909, the Morgan Motor Company began building three wheel cycle-cars or "trikes" in the UK as a compromise hybrid.  With only three wheels, the SuperSports (official name) were regulated as motorcycles, and therefore cheaper, but they could carry two people in relative comfort with impressive performance.  They remained in production until 1952.  I have always loved these vehicles.  The Hemmings blog reports that Morgan recently licensed Liberty Motors in Seattle, Washington to produce a modern version of trike, known as the ACE Cyclecar, with state of the art materials powered by a Harley-Davidson V-Twin.  Donations to the "buy Tim a trike" fund are now being accepted. 

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