I don't exactly know how I even came across this picture but the prospect of sidecar racing on the road, next to trees, in the dead of winter deeply terrifies me.
This is a Velorex, a cloth-bodied, three-wheeled car once produced in Czechoslovakia. It was originally powered by a small motorcycle engine. It is now powered by a small motorcycle engine that produces a crapload of power. Video? Naturally.
When we think of the Meadow Brook Concours D'Elegance, motorcycles don't normally come to the front of the mind — it's all about old and exotic automobiles. This year Meadow Brook featured a selection of classic motorbikes featuring sidecars. Great fun was had trying to figure out the mechanism details: Every…