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Rytecraft ‘Scootacar’

Rytecraft Scootacars were designed for road use by Jack Shillan, as a petrol version of the electrically driven fairground ‘dodgem’ cars.

The Scootacar’s were built between 1934 and 1940. Many were built in the style of Vauxhalls or Chryslers. Very few of the 1000 Scootacars made are known to survive today. It has belonged to the current owner since 1959 and among its previous owners was J.H. Christie of acid bath murder fame.

Loaned by John Drew

Collection Data

Date Built
1935

Location
Clubhouse

Category
Cars

Technical 
Specifications

  • Engine: 98CC
  • Manufacturer: British Motorboat Manufacturing Company Limited
  • Model: Scootacar
  • Origin: Kings Cross, London

Races & Record

1960s, Jim Parkinson drove this car around the world covering 15,000 miles under its own power.