Trihawk Logo Trihawk Logo
Trihawk Logo

MAIN ] HISTORY ] IMAGES ] BROCHURES ] ARTICLES ] NEWSGROUP ] MARKETPLACE ] LINKS ]


Trihawk 3/4 View If you still need some clues about what EXACTLY a Trihawk is, I'll try to quickly fill you in. It was initially built in Mokena, IL before moving west to California. Production was limited to 1983 thru 1985, with less than 100 vehicles produced.



Several key people were involved in the design of this vehicle, including Lou Richards and Bob McKee, David Stollery, Dick Kleber and Bill Mozon were the core group that started the project. The original sales location was in Dana Point, CA.


Trihawk
        Tail View

The front-wheel-drive engine/tranny combination was borrowed from the CitroŽn GSA, a car which was never imported into the US. The 1299cc 4 cylinder boxer engine was well suited to the task. Other components were borrowed production vehicles, such as the front suspension and rear trailing arm coming from the Renault R5, steering rack from a Renault Alliance and dash gauges from Honda.



Escargot w/Lou Richard

Not too many people know about the Escargot, a three wheeled 2CV that Lou Richards built up to prove out the three wheel concept.

Escargot


BFG Side

Another vehicle that used the GSA motor was the French built BFG Motorcycle. I'll have more info on this interesting bit of motor history at a later date.

BFG Binbendum



Send in your comments!

e-mail to: 1adam12 [at] designmassif [dot] com