Thursday, 4 January 2018

Stimson Scorcher survivor

Mini based vehicles keep on coming out of the woodwork, so let's start the year with a real oddity. How about a rare Stimson Scorcher three-wheeler that survives time just nicely? It is owned by Jason Betts and his Scorcher dates back to June 1977 and seems to come with all the bells and whistles of the time. The 100mph (!) three-seater comes with added motorcycle top-box and saddlebags, so it may only seat two now, though.

Is it a car? Is it a bike? Is it a lawnmower? No, it's a Stimson Scorcher
Picture Jason Betts

Front splitter was optional. And unlike this one, some Scorchers came with a bonnet too
Picture Jason Betts

Gas pedal and brake on the right, clutch on the left, handbrake in the middle
Picture Jason Betts

The Scorcher originally came with a fourth wheel at the back as a spare; this one uses saddlebags
Picture Jason Betts


  1. Very early one the later ones like Phil's had a moded nose cone and came with out the duck bill spoiler .