Scanned by Brand New Retro from Irish Press, April 1961 1961 / 60s / Dublin 2 / Irish Press / motorbikes / Newspapers share You Might Also Like Advert for Smirnoff Vodka 1969 – Shot at Richie Hendriks Gallery, Dublin 2 July 20, 2015 Green Shield Stamps in Ireland 1960s/70s July 28, 2015 Dollies of Dublin – Scene Magazine 1968 March 21, 2015 This Post Has 3 Comments Rob 13 Oct 2016 Jazus on a Suzuki. jaykay 5 Nov 2016 Or in a “Bubble-car”. Remember them? The front-opening door, 3-wheelers, like the Reliant Robin, except much less safe. Designed by Heinkel, former purveyors to the Luftwaffe. They were assembled in Dundalk, in the late 50s/early 60s, in the remains of the former Great Northern Railway works, by former GNR craftsmen. How low had the mighty fallen! It didn’t last, common sense prevailed. Why was it ever allowed in the first place? robcaf9 5 Nov 2016 I grew up in Drogheda in the 70s I remember seeing the odd Bubble car from time to time, as a kid I thought they were very interesting looking as an adult I realise they were a liability on the road and offered no protection in the event of a collision. I had no idea they were assembled just up the road in Dundalk of all places, very interesting to discover this fact. Was it the Germans way of revenge for losing the war or did they genuinely think they were safe modes of transport. Comments are closed.