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Saturday, July 18, 2020

The 20th century's balanced two-wheeled car

We are talking about unusual vehicles again. This vehicle is not a motorcycle even though it has and uses two wheels, neither a car. At a glance, this vehicle is similar to Bi-Autogo, the other unique vehicle that we have discussed previously.
Shilovsky Gyrocar was made by the Wolseley Tool & Motorcar Company in 1914 under commissioned by Count Pyotr Shilovsky. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gU0jZ0)
Unusual vehicles mentioned above is focused on a bizarre-shaped vehicle and examine the story behind how it was created. One of the weirdest of all time is the Shilovsky Gyrocar, a vehicle that looked like a cross between a motorbike and a car. But what exactly was it? In contrast to Bi-Autogo, this unique vehicle, although the two-wheeled vehicle, but it has applied a balance came from the gyroscope system as opposed to the front wheel.
Shilovsky Gyrocar is powered by a modified Wolseley C5 engine and applies two gyroscope units as its stabilizer to remain standing on its two wheels. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gU0jZ0)
The vehicle was made in the same-era of Bi-Autogo, where the first prototype was made by the Wolseley Tool and Motorcar Company in 1914. This unique vehicle is first appeared to the public in London and commissioned by Count Pyotr Shilovsky, a member of the Russian royal families in 1912.

In general, this vehicle is described as a long car shaped like a large motorcycle in front of a shoe-shaped hood that covers the engine, then there is a dashboard form of cooler behind it and two electrical fans to induce a draught of air to the radiators.
Shilovsky Gyrocar is first appeared to the public in London in 1914. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gU0jZ0)
The vehicle is powered by a modified Wolseley C5 engine and applies two gyroscope units that work on the steering through a shaft, ratchet, and pendulum system which together stabilizes the car to remain standing on its two wheels.

This vehicle runs with the engine power of around 16-20 horsepower which moves its rear wheels through a conventional clutch and gearbox, but there weren’t any brakes on the wheels. The unique-shaped vehicle weighs around 2,750 kg which can carry up to six people inside its cabin.
Shilovsky Gyrocar's gyroscope units that work on the steering through a shaft, ratchet, and pendulum system as its stabilizer to remain stood on its two wheels. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gU0jZ0)
But the story of this unique vehicle ended sadly when Shilovsky returned to Russia during World War I and Wolseley did not hear from him again, and then the car was buried. And it remained left that way until 1938 and was dug up to be restored. After the restoration completed, the gyrocar becomes part of Wolseley's company museum collections. However, it was dismantled in 1948 and never to be seen again since then.😢
Shilovsky Gyrocar once displayed on Wolseley's company museum but then dismantled in 1948 and never to be seen again since then. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gU0jZ0)
Indeed, Shilovsky's gyrocar might not succeed financially when appearing in public at that time, but it turned out to be able to inspire many gyrocars decades later. But still, the gyroscope vehicles have not been able to talk a lot in the world's automotive until now.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JALOPNIKCAROLENASH]
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