6-Wheeler 40th Reunion
Special 6 Wheeler Weekend Photo Summary
May 30, 2009
Look ma, here’s proof we made it to Pine Lake and went on all the rides.
John Matticola puts a little more water on the track.
When it came to going for a ride everyone wanted to go with Scott in his Argo 8-wheeler.
If you thought Honda invented the three-wheeled ATV you’re mistaken. It was John Plessinger who designed his Tricart as a graduate project in 1967. He later sold the rights to Sperry Rand / New Holland who manufactured the ATV. They made as many as 50 per day from his Dayton, Ohio facility. John raced a Tricart at Pine Lake in the early 70’s in the 3-wheeler class, which featured many of Honda’s new ATC 90s. The Tricart’s low center of gravity allowed it to handle much better than Honda’s ATC. Tricart riders were able to lap Honda mounted riders. Because of this, Honda was able to convince race organizers like the Fischers to separate the manufacturers and form separate three wheeler classes. In this photo John gives a lucky kid a framed print of the original Tricart in action.
Another Attex readies for the track.