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Friday, September 23, 2022

A unique-shaped Hausmann scooter ahead of its time

~Rare ONE~ Finding a unique scooter that we've never seen before is like finding a treasure and giving it its own happiness. We felt this recently, when we found a unique-shaped classic scooter image on QuirkyRides status in Twitter some time ago. At first glance the scooter looks similar to German big scooters such as Maico Mobil, Glas Goggo, or custom-made scooter based on Piaggio Vespa.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter made by Jaroslav Hausman, a Czechoslovakian engineer back in 1947. (Picture from: QuirkyRides's status on Twitter)
We're assure most of you have never seen one before. After we searched for info on the internet and got only a little information from several sources, finally we've found out that it was the Hausman Scooter or Skùtr Hausman which was made long before any other big scooters came into this world. As you can see, it was a unique-shaped scooter prototype made by Jaroslav Hausman, a Czechoslovakian engineer back in 1947. So who is Jaroslav Hausman?
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter sat on displays in the Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
As quoted of CEAutoClassic.eu, he is one of the designers who works for Carrosserie Sodomka, a well-known coachbuilder company based in Bohemia, owned by Josef Sodomka, before nationalized under the communist regime in 1948 and renamed into Karosa n.p. whose its production is concentrated in coachbuilding of large vehicles such as busses and trolleybuses for many Czechoslovakian and others car marques then.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter has a large space for the spare wheel under its front cover. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
Related to the unique-shaped Hausman Scooter, it's known that they finished only a single complete prototype, along with several other frames. So far the prototype has been hidden in its original state for decades under the possession of the Hausman family.
The Hausman Scooter is built on a tubular frame supported with two 10-inches wheels and powered by an air-cooled 170 cc CZ engine. (Picture from: MotoCollection.org)
The unique-shaped scooter has a weighs around 120 kg is built on a tubular frame, and supported with two 10-inches wheels. This unique-shaped scooter is powered by an air-cooled 170 cc CZ engine which is said to be capable of carrying it galloping up to a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, under its front cover is a large space for the spare wheel.
The unique-shaped Hausman Scooter sat on displays in the Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
Reportedly the 170 cc engine used was quite successful so that 6 units were prepared, where one of them was used for this Hausman Scooter prototype while the rest was prepared specifically for racing motorcycles.
The Hausman Scooter has a quite unique fin shape parts that's reminds us of the same shape that exists in a series of American's automobiles a decade later so it can be said ahead of its time. (Picture from: MotoCollection.org)
This Hausman Scooter has quite unique parts and it can be said ahead of its time. How not, if you pay attention, this scooter has a fin-like shape that immediately reminds us of the same shape that exists in a series of American's automobiles a decade later and had becoming a trend during 1950s to 1960s.

Although the Hausman Scooter had received many attentions when launched for the first time to public in 1947 at an engineering exhibition in that country with the plan soon to be developed into a mass product, but due to political reasons this never happened.🤔
Well if you are curious this Hausman Scooter whereabout todays. As quoted of CEAutoClassic.eu, currently this unique-shaped scooter sat on displays in an automotive museum called Auto Moto Museum Oldtimer Kopřivnice in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic along with another original frame and original blueprints of another version, which has never been realised.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | QUIRKYRIDES | CEAUTOCLASSIC.EU | MOTOCOLLECTION.ORG | WIKIPEDIA | AUTOMOTOMUSEUMCZ ]
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